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Plaintiff claimed seizure medication led to wife’s fatal skin condition – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Jan. 31, 2009, decedent, age 38 and Filipino, suffered an intracerebral hemorrhage at home. She had stopped taking her hypertensive medication because she was breast-feeding at the time. She was airlifted from Reston Hospital to Inova Fairfax, where she ...

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Employee With Grievance Alleges Defamation (access required)

Alleged critical comments about a Fairfax Police Department employee working unapproved overtime were “published” even though they were only communicated among department personnel directly involved in disciplinary matters; the Fairfax Circuit Court says plaintiff’s allegations of retaliation, ill will and ...

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Woman can sue since boss’s comments ‘published’ (access required)

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A police department employee may sue her supervisors for defamation for comments they made during a dispute over her extra hours. When the supervisors disciplined Jeannie Kuley for allegedly working unapproved overtime in violation of Fairfax County policy, she pursued ...

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Doc delayed testing despite symptoms, history – $2,000,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff is a 45-year-old husband and father of four young children. He is a professional who earns an excellent living for his family. In 2010, plaintiff presented to his primary care provider with stomach pain and gastrointestinal problems. He had ...

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Undiagnosed mass caused sudden death of 1-year-old – Defense Verdict (access required)

Decedent was born on May 11, 2011. The defendant pediatricians treated her from her first day of life and saw her regularly in the office over the next 12 months for routine wellness checks and sick visits. At three months ...

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Defense: Bowel perforation was caused by obstruction, not instrument – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 48-year-old former dancer, had suffered from longstanding low back pain with radiation/numbness into her leg due to severe spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis and degenerative disc disease at L4-L5. Conservative measures such as physical therapy, epidural injections and anti-inflammatories had ...

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