Tag Archives: Judge John R. Doyle III

Plaintiff gets top end of high-low agreement – $50,000 Verdict (access required)

This case involved a rear-end collision in Norfolk. The plain­tiff was transported by ambulance and treated in the emer­gency room. She followed up with an orthopedic surgeon who referred her to physical therapy. Her physical thera­py lasted four weeks. The ...

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Infant had no long-term deficits from placental disruption – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, age 38, underwent an elective Caesarean section on Nov. 13, 2009. Her prenatal course had been complicated by gestational diabetes and concern regarding placental location. The defendant OB/GYN practice and an OB/GYN from the practice (not a defendant to ...

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FELA Suit Dismissed for Inconvenient Forum (access required)

A Norfolk Circuit Court dismisses on forum non conveniens grounds plaintiff administrator’s suit against defendant railroad company under the Federal Employers Liability Act, over a North Carolina employee’s death in North Carolina. Plaintiff chose to bring this FELA action in ...

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Plaintiff’s ureteral injury was a known risk of hysterectomy, expert testified – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 48-year-old woman, underwent a hysterectomy on Nov. 30, 2009, for complaints of long-standing severe pain and dysfunctional bleeding with her menstrual cycle. The surgery was performed by two experienced surgeons employed by the defendant, an obstetrical/ gynecological practice. ...

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Both parties claimed to have right-of-way in auto accident – $100,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was traveling westbound in the left through lane of E. Little Creek Road in Norfolk with a claim of a solid green light. Defendant was traveling eastbound on the same road, attempting to exercise a U-turn from the ...

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Credibility Finding Cites ‘Halting’ Testimony (access required)

A claimant denied unemployment benefits on employer’s statement that claimant failed to report for work and never again contacted employer has his case remanded by the Norfolk Circuit Court to the Virginia Employment Commission for further review; the Appeals Examiner ...

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