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Plaintiff claimed permanent leg injury from skin cancer – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was treated at defendant’s dermatology practice from 2005 to 2010 for leg ulcerations, squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma. Defendant performed multiple biopsies, injections, ED&Cs and eventually Mohs procedures. Plaintiff alleged that defendant’s failure to diagnose and provide ...

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Hip surgery patient claimed she was not informed of nerve injury risk – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 64-year-old woman, underwent right total hip arthroplasty in 2008 with the defendant orthopedic surgeon and suffered a sciatic nerve injury resulting in foot drop. Prior to the 2008 surgery, the patient had undergone several procedures, including spine surgery ...

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Despite diagnosis of brain swelling, patient not referred to surgeon – $4,000,000 Verdict (access required)

This case arose from medical care provided to the plaintiff at INOVA Mt. Vernon Rehabilitation Hospital by defendant doctor from Sept. 14 to Oct. 9, 2010. Plaintiff contended that he is now permanently blind because, while under defendant’s care, he ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Aug. 18, the Virginia State Bar Third District subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to David R. DuBose of Richmond for violating professional rules that govern diligence, communication, and declining or terminating representation. This discipline was an agreed ...

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V. Thomas Forehand Jr. (access required)

Retired Chesapeake Circuit Judge V. Thomas Forehand Jr., a former state delegate, died of cancer Aug. 19. He was 67. Judge Forehand was born in Norfolk and grew up in South Norfolk, where he remained until he died. He graduated ...

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