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Man died after gall bladder operation at VA hospital – $793,423.78 Verdict (access required)

This case was tried Oct. 24-25, 2016 as a bench trial. The plaintiff administrator al­leged and proved that the decedent William Lovell died on Feb. 18, 2012, as a result of medical malpractice that occurred during a Jan. 30, 2012, ...

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No ‘Negligent Supervision’ Claim for Manager (access required)

A Lynchburg U.S. District Court exercises supplemental jurisdiction over a state law claim in plaintiff’s Title VII case, but dismisses her claim for negligent supervision, as that tort is not recognized under Virginia law. Plaintiff, an African-American female, was employed ...

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Manager’s Hugs, Comments Not ‘Hostile’ (access required)

Although a male store manager hugged female employees and commented on their clothing, make-up and general appearance, and also directed such comments to plaintiff, a female management trainee, plaintiff has only referenced rude or unprofessional comments, at worst, and defendant ...

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Vet’s Family Wins $793K Med-Mal Award (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court awards a veteran’s estate $793,423 in their wrongful death suit against physicians at the Salem VA Medical Center who were negligent in performing gall bladder surgery on the 65-year-old decedent. Gallbladder surgery During the surgery, the ...

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