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Tag Archives: Judge Jerrauld C. Jones

Man developed flesh-eating disease in tooth – $3,743,671.23 Verdict (access required)

On July 27, 2010, plaintiff called defendant’s office due to pain he had been experiencing for approximately two weeks from a badly decayed tooth (#31, a lower right 2nd molar). A different dentist had advised plaintiff 18 months prior that ...

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Res Judicata Bars P.I. Suit Revival (access required)

Although plaintiff contends it inadvertently inserted the words “with prejudice” into a dismissal order submitted in its wrongful death action filed earlier in Newport News Circuit Court, granting that dismissal with prejudice bars plaintiff from converting this personal injury action ...

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Assignee May Not Pursue Third-Party Claim (access required)

A plaintiff who, as part of its settlement of contract and warranty claims against defendant KBS Inc., was assigned KBS’ rights against third-party defendant The Phoenix Corporation, cannot amend its complaint to assert those derivative third-party claims against TPC, but ...

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Plaintiff did not follow up after abnormal X-ray in 2009 – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, 49, had been treated by various physicians at the defendant clinic since at least 1999 for recurrent sinusitis, upper respiratory infections and allergic rhinitis. He presented to the defendant doctor in December 2009 for an annual physical. The physical ...

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Emergency calls: Legal issue of first responder liability roils the Supreme Court (access required)

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The injury claim seems straightforward. Your client was hurt in a motor vehicle accident. The other driver clearly was at fault. The other vehicle has plenty of insurance. So, why is this case not a slam-dunk winner? If the other ...

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Slide Review Established Doctor-Patient Tie (access required)

A physician who reviewed plaintiff’s pathology slides and rendered a diagnostic opinion to plaintiff’s treating physician undertook to provide health care to plaintiff and reasonably could be found to have created a doctor-patient relationship which gives rise to a duty ...

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