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Leonard W. Lambert Sr. (access required)

Richmond lawyer Leonard W. Lambert Sr. died Nov. 18. He was 77. When he was tapped in 1973 as a substitute judge for Richmond juvenile and domestic relations court 1973, he was the first African-American to serve in any judgeship ...

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Bacterial infection worsened after discharge from hospital – Defense Verdict (access required)

The defendant general surgeon operated on plaintiff, a 59-year-old male, on May 27, 2010. Plaintiff presented with cholelithiasis and acute cholecystitis. He underwent an urgent laparoscopic cholecystectomy that was converted to an open procedure after his gallbladder ruptured, spilling a ...

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4-year-old scalded when free-standing range toppled over – $3,010,000 Settlement (access required)

On Feb. 8, 2012, the plaintiff, a 4-year-old boy, was playing with another boy in the apartment rented by his family. His mother was cooking noodles on the free-standing range in the kitchen. As the boys’ mothers sat talking in ...

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Complications arose during surgery on broken clavicle – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, age 52 and mailman with the US Postal Service for 26 years, fell on April 30, 2011, fracturing his collarbone (or clavicle). The defendant orthopedic surgeon treated the plaintiff, who was a two-pack-a-day cigarette smoker, conservatively with a sling ...

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James M. Minor Jr. (access required)

Retired Richmond attorney James M. Minor Jr. died at his home Nov. 13. Mr. Minor was a graduate of the Richmond public schools and received both undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Richmond. Mr. Minor served his country ...

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Plaintiff claims spinal surgeon’s posterior approach caused paraplegia – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, 86, married and the mother of seven, presented to the defendant orthopedic spine surgeon in January 2013 with complaints of gait difficulties and imbalance. MRIs of her spine revealed severe spinal canal stenosis (narrowing) and spinal cord compression in ...

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