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Phone captured audio of doctor mocking unconscious patient – $500,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff underwent a colonoscopy to evaluate an undiagnosed condition. Because the plaintiff knew that he would be groggy after the colonoscopy and might not remember the doctor’s findings and instructions, he set his iPhone to record the after-procedure conversation in ...

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Plaintiff was not informed of surgeon’s lack of experience – $800,000 Settlement (access required)

This case involved the defendant’s negligent laparoscopic repair of the plaintiff’s hiatal hernia and previous Nissen fundoplication. During the procedure, the defendant mistakenly stapled across the gastroesophageal junction dividing the plaintiff’s esophagus from her stomach. The defendant attempted to reattach ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On July 13, the Virginia State Bar Third District, Section I subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Jason Anthony of Richmond for violating a professional rule that governs safekeeping property. This discipline was an agreed disposition of misconduct ...

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