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Plaintiff claims surgeon used outdated procedure – Defense Verdict (access required)

The 71-year-old plaintiff underwent a laparascopic cholecystectomy on May 21, 2008, for acute and chronic cholecystitis (inflammation of the gall bladder) and gall stones (cholelithiasis). Intra-operatively, the defendant surgeon found a severely taut and inflamed gall bladder. Otherwise, the surgery ...

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Plaintiff’s ureteral injury was a known risk of hysterectomy, expert testified – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 48-year-old woman, underwent a hysterectomy on Nov. 30, 2009, for complaints of long-standing severe pain and dysfunctional bleeding with her menstrual cycle. The surgery was performed by two experienced surgeons employed by the defendant, an obstetrical/ gynecological practice. ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

Effective Sept. 15, a three-judge Richmond Circuit Court panel suspended the law license of Kenneth W. Paciocco of Richmond for three years for violating professional rules that govern communication, safekeeping property and misconduct. ** On Sept. 23, the Virginia State ...

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Julia T. Cannon (access required)

Retired Loudoun County General District Chief Judge Julia T. Cannon of Lincoln died Oct. 16. She was 65. Judge Cannon graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, where she received her BA, and the University of Virginia, where she received her law ...

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Daniel W. Devine (access required)

Retired federal judge and former Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney Donald W. Devine died at an assisted living facility in his hometown of Leesburg on Oct. 1, his family reported. He was 84. Judge Devine graduated from Yale University in 1952, ...

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