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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On July 7, the Virginia State Bar Ninth District subcommittee issued a public reprimand to William C. Meyer II of Chatham for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, and disciplinary matters. This discipline was an agreed disposition of misconduct ...

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Patient suffered cardiac arrest after transfer to rehab facility – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Sept. 24, 2009, the decedent was admitted to the hospital with a bleeding gastric ulcer. The defendant was her cardiologist and primary care physician. Decedent had a number of co-morbidities on admission, principally deforming rheumatoid arthritis, coronary artery disease, ...

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Gynecologist undertook fistula repair without assistance – $387,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff underwent a total abdominal hysterectomy. During the surgery, the gynecologist improperly utilized blunt dissection as opposed to sharp dissection to isolate the bladder. Sharp dissection was required because of the plaintiff’s history of C-section and endometriosis, as well ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On June 30, the Virginia State Bar Ninth District subcommittee issued a public reprimand to Carter B. Garrett of Bedford for violating professional rules that govern conflict of interest: former client, and communication with persons represented by counsel. This discipline ...

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James C. Turk (access required)

Senior U.S. District Judge James C. Turk of Radford died July 6 at his home. He was 91. Judge Turk was appointed by President Richard Nixon to the federal bench in 1972. He took senior status in 2002, and continued ...

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