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Three-car parking lot crash caused mild traumatic brain injury – $210,000 Settlement (access required)

On May 6, 2013, the defendant ran a stop sign and struck the plaintiff’s vehicle in a Henrico County parking lot. The impact caused the plaintiff’s vehicle to strike another vehicle. The plaintiff was not transported by an ambulance, but ...

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Plaintiff said foot surgery was unnecessary, led to complications – Defense Verdict (access required)

Defendant diagnosed plaintiff with metatarsalgia, or pain in the ball of her foot. Defendant eventually determined that this excessive pain and pressure on the ball of the plaintiff’s left foot was caused by both positional and structural deformities. The positional ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Nov. 10, the Virginia State Bar Fifth District subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to John P. Forest II of Fairfax for violating professional rules that govern diligence and communication. This discipline was an agreed disposition of misconduct ...

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Leonard W. Lambert Sr. (access required)

Richmond lawyer Leonard W. Lambert Sr. died Nov. 18. He was 77. When he was tapped in 1973 as a substitute judge for Richmond juvenile and domestic relations court 1973, he was the first African-American to serve in any judgeship ...

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Trucker was high on meth when he struck and killed driver – $2,200,000 Settlement (access required)

The decedent was a 60-year-old wife and mother of four adult children who was killed by a tractor-trailer driver as she was leaving her job in Henrico County to begin preparations for a Thanksgiving meal for her family. Liability against ...

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Auto-accident plaintiff admitted to second crash, prior back pain – $7,000 Verdict (access required)

This was a minor rear-end collision with only scratches to the plaintiff’s bumper. The damage to plaintiff’s car was worth about $750. The plaintiff claimed $59,804.42 in medical bills over a two-year period. Most of the bills were for diagnostic ...

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Bacterial infection worsened after discharge from hospital – Defense Verdict (access required)

The defendant general surgeon operated on plaintiff, a 59-year-old male, on May 27, 2010. Plaintiff presented with cholelithiasis and acute cholecystitis. He underwent an urgent laparoscopic cholecystectomy that was converted to an open procedure after his gallbladder ruptured, spilling a ...

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4-year-old scalded when free-standing range toppled over – $3,010,000 Settlement (access required)

On Feb. 8, 2012, the plaintiff, a 4-year-old boy, was playing with another boy in the apartment rented by his family. His mother was cooking noodles on the free-standing range in the kitchen. As the boys’ mothers sat talking in ...

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Complications arose during surgery on broken clavicle – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, age 52 and mailman with the US Postal Service for 26 years, fell on April 30, 2011, fracturing his collarbone (or clavicle). The defendant orthopedic surgeon treated the plaintiff, who was a two-pack-a-day cigarette smoker, conservatively with a sling ...

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James M. Minor Jr. (access required)

Retired Richmond attorney James M. Minor Jr. died at his home Nov. 13. Mr. Minor was a graduate of the Richmond public schools and received both undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Richmond. Mr. Minor served his country ...

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