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Plaintiff recovers against former lawyer after med mal case dismissed – $4,000,000 Verdict (access required)

This was a legal malpractice lawsuit arising out of a medical malpractice claim. Plaintiff was an active and athletic 13-year-old when she was diagnosed with adolescent scoliosis. She sought treatment from Dr. Susan Atkins, a Richmond pediatric orthopedist, who ultimately ...

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Malpractice claim: Attorney failed to notify clients of court hearing – $315,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiffs hired attorney Pauline M. Ewald to represent them in two civil actions. Ewald, counsel of record for the plaintiffs, failed to appear at a final hearing in two civil matters and allegedly failed to notify the plaintiffs that ...

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Janitor’s negligence led to slip & fall, plaintiff claims – $225,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff fell at work when she crossed over a floor surface that a janitor was stripping and waxing. The janitorial service was an outside contractor. Plaintiff claimed that she had been waved through by the janitor to leave the building, ...

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Jury finds for all three defendants in med-mal death action – Defense Verdict (access required)

This case involved a 54-year-old male who was overweight and diabetic and who had a family history of heart disease, who presented to the emergency room at Mary Washington Hospital with a history of chest pain and shortness of breath. ...

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Plaintiff’s toe developed gangrene, required amputation – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was a 67-year-old retired Marine officer and banking executive who initially presented to the defendant podiatrist with an ulcer on the ball of his right foot which he attributed to a pedicure. The defendant took x-rays, which demonstrated ...

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Woman attacked by dog in neighbor’s home – $125,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was bitten in the face and hand by a 130-pound Akita while petting the dog in the defendants’ home. Plaintiff and defendants were at a neighborhood gathering when plaintiff and a witness accompanied one of the defendants to her ...

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Workman fell through roof opening, sustained traumatic brain injury – $2,250,000 Settlement (access required)

This premises liability case stemmed from an accident that occurred on Sept. 20, 2010, in a building in Maryland. The plaintiff was employed by a Virginia corporation that had been hired by the premises occupier to power-wash and paint the ...

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