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Knee treatment was not negligent – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Jan. 17, 2011, defendant orthope­dist performed total knee repair on plain­tiff, a 71-year-old fe­male, who had been wheelchair-bound from 2008 following a fall and ankle frac­ture. She had a histo­ry of lumbar stenosis, back pain, left leg giving way, ...

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Lawyers warned of bar notice scam

Lawyers in a number of states have reported receiving emails inviting them to click on a link to get more information about a bar complaint against them. Clicking the link could install malicious software that will lock up the lawyer’s ...

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Richmond law firms to merge (access required)

Richmond-based law firms McCandlish Holton and Morris & Morris are joining forces effective Dec. 1, the two firms announced Wednesday. The combined firm will have 39 lawyers with offices in Richmond, Fairfax and Roanoke, according to a news release. Both ...

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Doctors failed to diagnose man’s cancer at early stage – $1.5M Verdict (access required)

The decedent, Ger­ald Teeuwen, was a 77-year-old bicy­cle racer, who nev­er smoked, but had a persistent cough when he presented to Patient First on Jan. 3, 2013. A chest X-ray was read as abnormal, and he was referred to Dr. ...

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Man died after delayed diagnosis for thyroid cancer – $1 Million Settlement (access required)

The decedent was a patient of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center from late 2011 through his death from can­cer in June 2013. He sought care beginning in December 2011 for thyroid-related symp­toms, including a prominent goiter. As part of the ...

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Plaintiff suffered continued numbness in leg after surgery – $150,000 settlement (access required)

Plaintiff presented to a neurosurgeon for a consultation regarding protracted lower left extremity pain. An MRI was ordered. The neurosurgeon recommended a decom­pression laminectomy, bilateral facetecto­mies and discectomy on both sides. Surgery was performed without ade­quate imaging to verify placement ...

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Woman stopped treatment for blood disease – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, 55, suffered from amyloidosis with renal involvement, a rare blood dis­ease for which no cure exists. She under­went chemotherapy and a successful stem cell transplant in April 2012. On June 17, 2012, the patient was re-admitted with fe­ver of ...

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