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Tag Archives: Judge Charles N. Dorsey

Contrib Jury Instruction Allowed in Med-Mal Case (access required)

A Roanoke City Circuit Court denies plaintiff estate’s post-trial motion objecting to a jury verdict for defendant emergency room physician, rejecting the estate’s con­tention that the trial court erred in granting defendant a jury instruction on contributory negligence in this ...

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A ‘truly unique’ case: Contrib allowed in med-mal lawsuit (access required)

Emergency Hospital Paramedics FEA

A patient’s own behavior – allegedly misleading a doctor about his medication history – can be used to defeat a medical malpractice claim, a Virginia judge has ruled. Even though the Supreme Court of Virginia has rejected theories of contributory ...

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Plaintiff fell near cooking oil drums on restaurant premises – $450,000 Settlement (access required)

On April 15, 2011, plaintiff went to dinner for her birthday at The Isaacs Restaurant (owned and operated by Memorial Holdings, LLC). She and her companion used the rear customer entrance to enter and exit. Leaving the restaurant, plaintiff took ...

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ER patient did not reveal combination of drugs that led to overdose – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiffs alleged that their son, who presented to the emergency department after taking an overdose of Dextromethorphan, received improper treatment. The defendants argued that the son deliberately, with the intent to commit suicide, withheld from providers in the ED ...

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