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Experts claim timely C-section would have produced healthy infant – $2,300,000 Settlement (access required)

On May 16, 2010, at approximately 11:15 p.m., plaintiff presented to the defendant hospital with complaints of contractions and abdominal pain, and was admitted to labor and delivery.  Shortly after admission, a vaginal exam was performed, which revealed that plaintiff ...

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Semi-truck making U-turn blocks highway, causing collision – $450,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, a 23-year-old male, was injured on April 15, 2013, at 5:30 a.m., in a collision in Gloucester. It was dark at the time of the crash. The plaintiff was driving southbound on Route 17 when he struck the ...

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Conservative treatment for ruptured appendix led to longer hospital stay – Defense Verdict (access required)

The defendant general surgeon first saw plaintiff, a 48-year-old female, on Sept. 14, 2010. Four days earlier, she has presented to a family practitioner and complained of abdominal pain since Sept. 6, which she rated as 8-9 out of 10 ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Oct. 20, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board issued a memorandum order with terms to Philip R. Farthing of Norfolk and ordered him to pay a fine of $500 for violating the Real Estate Settlement Act.  This action was ...

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Plaintiff claimed seizure medication led to wife’s fatal skin condition – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Jan. 31, 2009, decedent, age 38 and Filipino, suffered an intracerebral hemorrhage at home. She had stopped taking her hypertensive medication because she was breast-feeding at the time. She was airlifted from Reston Hospital to Inova Fairfax, where she ...

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Massive blood loss during surgery caused permanent leg injury – $1,650,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 32-year-old mother of two, presented to a hospital emergency department with complaints of severe right-sided pelvic pain. The defendant gynecologist suspected a ruptured ovarian cyst and performed an exploratory laparoscopy. During the surgery, the defendant perforated the plaintiff’s ...

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Apartment tenant’s guest suffered head injuries in fall from balcony – $900,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, an apartment tenant’s invitee, walked through the tenant’s apartment onto the balcony. Plaintiff leaned against the balcony railing, which allegedly collapsed, causing the plaintiff to fall to the ground and suffer serious injuries. The tenants were essentially judgment-proof, and ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

Effective July 18, 2014, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended the law license of Laura E. Jordan of Washington for 18 months based on her 18-month suspension by the Maryland Court of Appeals. This discipline was an agreed disposition ...

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Woman tripped and fell at entrance of mobile restroom trailer – $180,000 Settlement (access required)

This case stemmed from a trip and fall that occurred at Sam’s Club. On June 2, 2012, the 59-year-old plaintiff was shopping at Sam’s Club as the store underwent construction. While on the premises, the plaintiff had to use the ...

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