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Tag Archives: Montgomery County Circuit Court

Plaintiff claimed distress after taking blood pressure medicine – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged that Medical Associates of Southwest Virginia though its agent physician breached the standard of care when an angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitor (ACE inhibitor) was prescribed to treat her high blood pressure in February 2010. The plaintiff claimed that Ramipril, the ...

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University President Out as Defendant (access required)

A Montgomery County Circuit Court dismisses, on res judicata grounds, Virginia Tech’s university president as a defendant in this negligence suit filed by the estates of two students who were fatally shot on April 16, 2007, but says plaintiffs’ claims ...

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Plaintiff claimed no warning of medicine’s side effects – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged that on Aug. 20, 2008, he was prescribed the drug Trazedone for insomnia and anxiety. He was also prescribed Celexa for depression and given Lisinopril, an anti-hypertensive drug. One of the known potential side effects of Trazedone is ...

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Hall: AG should quit Tech shootings case (access required)

The lawyer for the families suing Virginia Tech over the April 16 shootings says Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli should step aside from representing the school because of his public comments about the lawsuits. Accusing Cuccinelli of jeopardizing a fair ...

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Patient dies from complications from shoulder surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Jan. 9, 2003, the plaintiff’s decedent, a 49-year-old park ranger with a history of neck and shoulder pain went to the office of the defendant, Dr. Prud’homme, with complaints of pain in his left shoulder and upper back. Based ...

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12-year-old suffers complications from rollerblading fracture – $613,312 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 12-year-old boy, suffered a comminuted left femur fracture while rollerblading on Nov. 25, 2006.  The defendant applied external fixation (a kind of mobile traction device) and set the fracture in varus (outward bowing) somewhere between 12 degrees and ...

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Negligence – Sovereign Immunity – Gross Negligence – VT Shooting (access required)

The administrators of the estates of two Virginia Tech students killed in the mass shooting in April 2007 have stated claims for gross negligence against the commonwealth and against President Charles Steger and former vice president James Hyatt, the only ...

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Judge to rule in Virginia Tech cases by Jan. 15 (access required)

Christiansburg — A circuit court judge appeared skeptical this month about the plaintiffs’ efforts to overcome sovereign immunity defenses for state officials in the Virginia Tech shooting cases. Franklin County Circuit Judge William Alexander heard arguments Dec. 14 on various ...

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