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2014 Lawyer to Lawyer Survey (access required)

L2L2014

Virginia Lawyers Weekly is pleased to provide the results of the VLW 2014 Lawyer to Lawyer Survey. This project provides information about attorneys providing special services and practice options to other attorneys across Virginia. For a fee, participants had the ...

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Auto accident plaintiff needed multiple neck and spine surgeries – $2,500,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a 55-year-old nurse who was rear-ended while stopped in traffic. She suffered significant neck injuries, undergoing multiple injections and three separate spine surgeries involving discectomy, fixation and fusion at the cervical and lumbar levels. The defense admitted ...

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Metastatic cancer originally diaganosed as non-invasive – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

In April 2009, the plaintiff noticed a lump in her right breast. She quickly presented to her gynecologist, who referred her to a surgeon for evaluation. Because of a suspicious finding in her biopsy, she then underwent a lumpectomy and ...

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Woman died from heart disease six days after hospitalization – Motion to Strike Granted (access required)

The decedent was a 28-year-old female who presented to the emergency department of Sentara CarePlex Hospital on Feb. 1, 2011, shortly after midnight. She complained of having developed episodes of sharp subscapular chest pain (lasting about five minutes) earlier that ...

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Boat passenger thrown against rail when vessel ran aground – $3,000,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a passenger on a luxury boat that was speeding in a no-wake zone in Naples, Florida. The boat ran aground. Plaintiff was thrown against a safety rail and fractured her right orbit. [14-T-196]   Type of action: Personal ...

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Eleven-year-old sues doctors for her birth injury – $925,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, an 11-year-old girl, suffered a permanent brachial plexus injury during her birth that left her with a severe permanent disability. In 2003, plaintiff’s mother received prenatal care from defendants. Prior to labor, plaintiff’s mother had gained an excessive amount ...

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Trauma patient’s hand became purple and swollen after IV infiltration – Defense Verdict (access required)

On May 25, 2009, the 20-year-old plaintiff was involved in a major auto accident in Winchester. Plaintiff’s boyfriend and driver of the car in which she was a passenger died at the scene. Plaintiff was pulled from the burning wreckage ...

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William T. Prince (access required)

Retired U.S. Magistrate Judge William T. Prince died Dec. 15. He was 85. A native and lifelong resident of Norfolk, he was a past president of the Virginia State Bar who served as a federal magistrate judge for 24 years. ...

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Edward T. Caton (access required)

Longtime Virginia Beach lawyer Edward T. Caton, who served in both the House of Delegates and the Virginia Senate, died in Norfolk Nov. 18. He was 86. A native of Norfolk, Mr. Caton graduated from the University of Virginia in ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Nov. 19, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked the law license of Arthur E. Davis III of Alexandria based on his affidavit consenting to the revocation. In consenting to the revocation, Davis acknowledged that the disciplinary charges against ...

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