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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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Plaintiff suffered complications after gynecological surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

The 39-year-old plaintiff sought treatment from the defendant gynecologist on May 18, 2004, for complaints of pelvic pain, dyspareunia and urinary frequency. Plaintiff had a previous history of hysterectomy, pelvic adhesions, lysis of pelvic adhesions, childhood sexual abuse and a ...

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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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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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Interstate rear-ender worsened plaintiff’s lumbar issues – $600,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was on her way to work at Norfolk General Hospital when traffic slowed to a stop on the I-264 West. Defendant failed to appreciate the slow down while his cruise control was allegedly at 60mph and violently rear-ended the ...

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