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Author Archives: Jordan Bondurant

Claims struck by trial court remanded for damage award (access required)

The circuit court erred by striking plaintiff’s claims of excessive force, false arrest and illegal search against defendant police officer on the basis of sovereign and qualified immunity. Defendant did not challenge the jury’s findings that he was liable for ...

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019-7-238 – Petrova v. Leach (access required)

Petrova v. Leach, Record No. 0596-19-4, Dec. 27, 2019. CAV (Decker) from Fairfax Cir. Ct. (Smith). Demian J. McGarry for appellant, Alanna C. E. Williams for appellee. VLW 019-7-238, 13 pp. Unpublished. Full-Text Opinion

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Lawyer sued over laser treatment, defendants prevail – Defense verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a lawyer, alleged that defendants negligently failed to advise her of all of the risks and potential complications of a cosmetic laser procedure. Plaintiff claimed that defendants disregarded contraindications to the procedure; as a result, plaintiff suffered permanent scarring, ...

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Woman reacted to drugs after colon surgery – $1.3 million settlement (access required)

A 41-year-old woman presented to the hospital for a laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy. Her post-operative pain was managed by lidocaine. She later developed lidocaine toxicity and the lidocaine was discontinued; however, the patient then developed anaphylaxis. The doctor ordered an EPI ...

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