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Meningitis Case Prompts VCPA, Punitives Claims (access required)

In plaintiff’s suit for the wrongful death of her husband from fungal meningitis allegedly resulting from an epidural injection of a contaminated steroid produced by a compounding pharmacy and used by defendant health care providers, a Roanoke City Circuit Court ...

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Birth Parents’ Consent Required for Adoption (access required)

A Roanoke County Circuit Court says a notarized letter from a child’s birth mother, who is incarcerated until late 2014, is no substitute for the statutory requirement that a JDR court make findings that both birth parents consent to adoption ...

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Drunken drivers struck equipment, killing crewman – $5,000,000 Verdict (access required)

Two intoxicated drivers entered a work zone and struck a blade implement hanging off the rear of a construction tractor. The impact turned the tractor and pinned the decedent, a road crewman, between the blade and a dump truck. Defendants ...

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Plaintiff May Add ‘Informed Consent’ Claim (access required)

A Roanoke City Circuit Court says a plaintiff who alleges defendant was negligent in performing vascular surgery on her right thigh five years earlier may amend her complaint to allege defendant failed to obtain informed consent, as that claim relates ...

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Maine Judgment Domesticated in Virginia (access required)

A Roanoke County Court grants the State of Maine’s motion for domestication of a judgment against defendant. Defendant argues that Maine’s complaint should be dismissed because the Maine judgment is not entitled to constitutional protection under the full faith and ...

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Nursing Home Chain Wins Appeal, Gets Fees (access required)

In this first-impression case construing regulations governing the Medicaid funds a nursing home chain may claim in the aggregate for uninsured losses, a Roanoke County Circuit Court overturns the state agency decision disallowing plaintiff nursing home chain’s nearly $1 million ...

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Nursing home patient broke arm, femur in unwitnessed fall – $6,500,000 Verdict (access required)

An 84-year-old nursing home patient sustained an unwitnessed fall in her bedroom. Plaintiff claimed the fall was caused by the nursing home’s failure to apply and monitor a fall alarm in her bed, which was required by the patient’s care ...

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