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Thomas J. McCarthy Jr. (access required)

Pulaski attorney Thomas J. McCarthy Jr. died Nov. 1 at his home in Draper’s Valley. He was 71. Mr. McCarthy was a longtime partner in the Pulaski law firm of Gilmer, Sadler, Ingram, Sutherland and Hutton and a former president ...

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Harvey S. Lutins (access required)

Venerable Roanoke attorney Harvey S. Lutins died at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital Nov. 2. He was 87 years old. Mr. Lutins graduated from Hampden-Sydney College and received a law degree from the University of Richmond in 1954. He began the ...

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Plaintiff’s pre-existing medical conditions worsened after accident – $1,375,000 Settlement (access required)

On Jan. 22, 2013, the plaintiff was operating his 2004 pick-up truck home from a meeting in Surry County. As he was driving westbound on James River Drive, a 2012 Ford traveling eastbound on James River Drive suddenly came across ...

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Worker, rendered paraplegic after crush accident, settles comp claim – $1,400,000 Settlement (access required)

The claimant was injured on Sept. 12, 2014, while working for PCA Inc. He suffered a crush injury resulting in fractured ribs, a burst fracture at T12/L1, right fracture at T11, fracture at L4, fracture to the coccygeal fragment and ...

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Payment received 4 months victim’s family settled with state – $500,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 71-year-old African American man, was a patient at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville in the fall of 2012, where he was being treated for symptoms following a stroke that had occurred in the summer of ...

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Plaintiff: Aneurysm should have prompted immediate surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

The decedent, a 58-year-old male, presented to the emergency department on Sept. 11, 2013, at approximately 8:30 a.m. with a chief complaint of chest pain. He reported sudden onset the day before after wrestling with friends and then attempting to ...

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Defendant’s failure to yield caused plaintiff to run off road – $175,000 Settlement (access required)

Defendant driver failed to yield and made a left turn into the plaintiff’s lane of travel, which caused plaintiff to run off the road and hit a tree. Plaintiff suffered a fractured wrist and the aggravation of a prior tendon ...

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Passenger in work vehicle was injured when driver failed to stop – $875,000 Settlement (access required)

On March 12, 2014, the plaintiff was a front seat passenger in his employer’s vehicle, which was struck by a 2009 Honda Element that ran a stop sign. The plaintiff was transported by ambulance to U.Va. Hospital, where he was ...

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Virginia resident struck by hit-and-run driver in Florida – $85,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, a Navy ensign in flight school in Pensacola, Florida, was a resident of Virginia. He was struck while walking home by a John Doe hit-and-run driver. Suit was filed in Henrico County against John Doe. The deposition of ...

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Charles O. Cornelison (access required)

Former Roanoke attorney and Judge Charles O. Cornelison of Ft. Myers, Florida, passed away unexpectedly Oct. 23 in Blacksburg. He was 70. Mr. Cornelsion graduated from Virginia Tech, serving as the Band Company Commander in the “Highty-Tighties” during his senior ...

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