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Child with asthma negligently diagnosed and treated for Cystic Fibrosis – $2,000,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 15-year-old male with mild persistent asthma, was negligently diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (“CF”) and pancreatic insufficiency (“PI”) at the age of five, and treated for the diseases until shortly before his 13th birthday. His diagnoses were never properly ...

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In-house lawyer beats VSB in ethics dust-up (access required)

Even though his company was twice sanctioned in litigation with a software supplier, a former in-house lawyer came out almost unscathed in a battle with the Virginia State Bar over ethics charges based on how he handled a multi-million-dollar business ...

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High court to hear case on ‘civil death penalty’ (access required)

A group of business litigators hopes the Supreme Court of Virginia will save them from a “civil death penalty” imposed by a Richmond judge as punishment for discovery abuse, leading to an $11.75 million judgment. Richmond Circuit Judge Margaret P. ...

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Jury in child birth claim out less than two hours – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Nov. 20, 2008, the plaintiff mother presented to the hospital for labor and delivery. During the delivery, the defendant obstetrician encountered a shoulder dystocia. In response, the defendant obstetrician performed various delivery maneuvers in an effort to safely deliver ...

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Woman gets $4M award by summary judgment (access required)

A Smithfield woman seeking protection from financial exposure after being sued over a traffic accident torpedoed her own personal injury defense with her bankruptcy filings, a judge has ruled. The woman – and the insurance companies covering her – now ...

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