Tag Archives: Arlington County Circuit Court

Hospital patient died from complications of sickle cell disease – Defense Verdict (access required)

Decedent was 19 years old and suffered from sickle cell disease. She presented to Virginia Hospital Center-Arlington on May 29, 2011, with signs and symptoms consistent with sickle cell vaso-occlusive pain crisis. On the morning of May 31, she was ...

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Court reporters: Please regulate us (access required)


Virginia court reporters are asking to be regulated, in part to avoid the stigma of unqualified reporters confounding the legal system. Setting aside past hesitation, the Virginia Court Reporters Association now is backing an effort to require mandatory certification for ...

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Patient fainted and struck his head after getting an X-ray – Defense Verdict (access required)

At 5:00 p.m. on May 31, 2013, the plaintiff, an active 52-year-old and a high-earning tax attorney with the IRS, fell off his bicycle as he rode home from work, striking his left shoulder. He walked his bike home, showered ...

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Court offers guidance on disability act claims (access required)


A disabled Arlington resident has struck out in his bid to force his condominium association to provide a handicapped parking space. The Supreme Court of Virginia upheld dismissal of the man’s claims in a Dec. 31 decision that addresses whether ...

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Docs used proper IV safeguards on diabetic patient, jury finds – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged that the administration of IV contrast material in the performance of an intravenous pyelogram (IVP) procedure deviated from the standard of care, as plaintiff was a long-standing brittle diabetic with declining kidney function. Plaintiff alleged that prior to ...

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Patient with breathing problems died after hospital discharge – $2,475,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff proved to a nine-member jury that on Sept. 1, 2011, Virginia Hospital Center negligently discharged the decedent, Jill Decker, with an impaired respiratory status and low O2 levels. Decedent, age 78, was a patient at VHC for wrist ...

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