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Asbestos case tried under maritime and wrongful death law – $9,182,906 Verdict (access required)

A 68-year-old retired shipyard worker died from mesothelioma, which was allegedly caused by his use of John Crane Inc.’s asbestos gaskets and packing at the Newport News Shipyard, where he worked as a pipefitter and pipefitter foreman from 1962 to ...

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Thomas L. Bricken (access required)

Thomas L. Bricken, who practiced law in the Fredericksburg area for more than 30 years, died March 6. He was 63. Mr. Bricken had battled amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, for two years. He was the head of ...

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Francis N. Crenshaw (access required)

Francis N. Crenshaw, a retired senior partner of the Norfolk firm of Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, died Jan. 26. He was 89. A native of Washington, D.C., he attended the University of Virginia, where he played on the football team. ...

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Anesthesia error results in death following emergency c-section – $1,350,000 Settlement (access required)

A 36-year-old woman was admitted for the induction of labor following a normal prenatal course. During labor, fetal tracing became non-reassuring, prompting the treating obstetrician to order an emergency cesarean section. During the procedure, the defendant anesthesiologist failed to secure ...

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