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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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Plaintiff claimed loss of vision after LASIK procedure – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff, a 42-year-old woman, underwent LASIK to correct her nearsightedness. The surgery was performed by the defendant, an ophthalmologist. During the procedure, the corneal flap created in each eye was slightly decentered, but the defendant determined there was sufficient ...

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Plaintiff claimed surgeon removed excessive amount of clavicle – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff had received disabling injuries, including an injury to his right shoulder, due to a logging accident many years prior to the surgery in question. The defendant orthopedic surgeon recommended and performed surgery to improve the function of the ...

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Man died after pulmonary embolism went undiagnosed – $1,100,000 Settlement (access required)

On Feb. 4, 2013, decedent presented to his primary care physician with cold symptoms and complaints of shortness of breath, dizziness and left calf pain. He was treated for respiratory infection. Decedent returned three days later with continuing complaints of ...

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Altercation with security guard sends resident to jail – $8,000,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff Lamont Pompey alleged that on June 29, 2012, while grilling food following a power outage in the Lincoln Mews Townhomes, he was approached by Sean Palla, who told him to stop grilling and to go inside of his townhome. ...

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Robert Jett Ingram (access required)

Pulaski attorney Robert Jett Ingram, who practiced law for 57 years, died Sept. 29. He was 84. He was the senior partner in the firm of Gilmer, Sadler, Ingram, Sutherland & Hutton. A 1951 graduate of Washington & Lee University ...

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Patient suffered cardiac arrest during bypass surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

A 54-year-old female patient presented to defendant vascular surgeon in February 2010 with a history of peripheral arterial disease and related claudication, as well as a history of hypertension, arrhythmia, diabetes, smoking and alcohol abuse, among other conditions. She had ...

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