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Tag Archives: Judge William R. O’Brien

Testimony of ‘medical certainty’ was issue in med-mal appeal – $1,700,000 Verdict (access required)

This case was previously reported back in March 2015. There were numerous post-trial motions filed, most of which dealing with the issue of whether or not a treating physician was limited in the testimony he could provide at the trial ...

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Bicyclist traveling against traffic was struck by van – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was riding his bicycle in a slight northeasterly direction across the southbound lanes of the 200 block of N. Birdneck Road in Virginia Beach, toward the Food Lion shopping center entrance, when his bicycle collided with the defendant’s ...

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Podiatrist severed patient’s tibial nerve during foot surgery – $1,700,000 Verdict (access required)

This case arose out of a surgical procedure performed in 2009. Defendant podiatrist performed a total ankle replacement on the plaintiff. During the course of the operation, defendant severed plaintiff’s posterior tibial nerve. The allegation in the case was that ...

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Report criticizes Va. judges on child abuse cases

Only a small percentage of suspected crimes against children are prosecuted in Virginia, and very few of those cases result in meaningful prison sentences, a child advocacy group says in a new report. The National Association to PROTECT Children sent the ...

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