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Two docs blame each other, jury awards $7M (access required)

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After hearing two doctors blame each other for a patient’s death, a Fairfax County jury delivered a $7 million verdict for the patient’s family July 19. The jury tacked on interest from the 2013 date of surgery, making the verdict ...

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Passenger suffered back injuries in crash – $1 Million Settlement (access required)

The 20-year-old plaintiff was a back­seat passenger in her friend’s vehicle in Oakton, when the vehicle left the road and knocked down an electric pole and a street sign before smash­ing into a tree. Plaintiff suffered catastrophic inju­ries to her ...

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Statutory Immunity for Medical Test Review (access required)

In a first-impression case, a Fairfax Circuit Court rejects a plea in bar under Va. Code § 8.01-581.18:1 filed by defendant neonatologists who assert they had immunity from malpractice liability for an infant’s death, based on alleged duty to review ...

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Man hurt in rear-ender on Interstate 66 – $450,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff is a 38-year-old male who was the driver of a ve­hicle travelling west on Interstate 66 in Fairfax County on Oct. 4, 2013. The defendant was driving in front of the plaintiff when he stopped on the high­way to ...

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Statutory Immunity for Medical Test Review (access required)

In a first-impression case, a Fairfax Circuit Court rejects a plea in bar under Va. Code § 8.01-581.18:1 filed by defendant neonatologists who assert they had immunity from malpractice liability for an infant’s death, based on alleged duty to review ...

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Immunity denied over lab tests in med-mal action (access required)

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Doctors who hoped to use the lab-test-immunity provision of Virginia’s medical malpractice law failed to make their case, a Fairfax County circuit judge has ruled. The decision revives attention to a compromise statute hammered out in 2006 following two conflicting ...

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Doctor prevails in botched hand surgery claim Defense Verdict (access required)

On August 15, 2012, plaintiff, a 23-year-old female, sustained a deep slice to her left thumb while working as a bartender. After initial care at the emergency department, the plaintiff underwent primary flexor tendon and nerve repair by the defendant ...

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Path to getting court to seal record not always clear

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By Erik Baines Statutes and the common law govern the court’s authority to seal (or sequester) its re­cord. See generally Shenandoah Pub. House, Inc. v. Fanning, 235 Va. 25 (1988). The common law has long-recognized a public right to access ...

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