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Urologist operated on wrong portion of plaintiff’s kidney – $500,000 Settlement (access required)

A 57-year-old physical therapist had been diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease at age 25. The plaintiff lived a normal life without significant difficulty with her kidneys, experiencing no obstructions, stones or blood in her urine. In the spring of 2009, ...

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IAD Does Not Cover Probation Violations (access required)

A Roanoke City Circuit Court denies a federal prisoner’s motion to dismiss state detainers filed on underlying charges of probation violation, as the Interstate Agreement on Detainers does not apply to probation violation proceedings. Under Article III of the Interstate ...

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Patient claims earlier surgery would have led to earlier diagnosis – Defense Verdict (access required)

A 32-year-old patient who was 24 weeks pregnant presented to the emergency department with reports of severe abdominal pain, cramping and nausea. She also reported to hospital staff that she had been born with a condition called gastroschisis—a birth defect ...

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Nursing home patient broke arm, femur in unwitnessed fall – $6,500,000 Verdict (access required)

An 84-year-old nursing home patient sustained an unwitnessed fall in her bedroom. Plaintiff claimed the fall was caused by the nursing home’s failure to apply and monitor a fall alarm in her bed, which was required by the patient’s care ...

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Injured railroad worker sought wage loss recovery under FELA – $4,500,000 Verdict (access required)

On June 13, 2008, Kirk Davis was working as a Remote Control Operator (RCO) in the Roanoke Material Yard when he tripped on a railroad tie, severely twisting his right ankle. His accident was not witnessed. The tie on which ...

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Nursing home negligence alleged in patient fall – $200,000 Settlement (access required)

In August 2010, a Southwest Virginia resident was sent to a local skilled-care nursing facility after a knee replacement to receive physical therapy. Upon admission and assessment, nursing staff determined she required a two-person assist on all transfers, and a ...

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