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Family law attorney recognized for pro bono work

Richmond family law attorney Julia A. Childrey has been named the 2016 recipient of the Nina K. Peace Award for exemplary work on behalf of victims of domestic violence The award is named for the former Hanover County juvenile and ...

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Doctor sued for not doing surgery herself, calling for specialist – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Feb. 9, 2014, the defendant was serving as the on-call general surgeon for a local community hospital. She received three pages from an emergency medicine physician about a patient in the Emergency Department. During their first telephone call, the ...

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ER providers failed to recognize lower leg bleed – $700,000 Settlement (access required)

On Oct. 11, 2012, plaintiff, a 36-year-old African-American male, presented to the emergency department with excruciating 10 out of 10 left calf pain not attributable to any specific injury. By way of history, plaintiff reported an embolic stroke occurring several ...

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Patient claimed weakness after back surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Feb. 19, 2010, plaintiff underwent revision of a spinal cord stimulator module to ad-dress chronic lower back and lower extremity pain. Plain-tiff’s surgical course was unremarkable, and the surgery was successful in replacing the stimulator. But upon emergence from ...

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Estate sued radiologists for missing occluded artery – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Jan. 19, 2010, at 11 p.m., Paulette Eversole, 43, presented to the Winchester Medical Center emergency department complaining of 10/10 abdominal pain and vomiting since earlier that evening. She reported to the ER physician that the abdominal pain had ...

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Pharmacy to pay $28M to settle kickback claims (access required)

The nation’s largest nursing home pharmacy has agreed to pay $28.125 million to resolve allegations in Virginia federal court that it solicited and received kickbacks in exchange for promoting a prescription drug for nursing home patients. The settlement announced Monday ...

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Pro bono reporting issue sparks VSB ‘crisis’ (access required)

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By Dean E. Lhospital The Virginia State Bar is having some­thing of an existential crisis at the moment. In a diffuse and diverse organization of more than 40,000 sometimes argumenta­tive professionals, it is not surprising that its members would hold ...

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