Author Archives: Jordan Bondurant

ER doctor wins defense verdict in Wise County (access required)


A jury in Wise County returned a defense verdict for an emergency room doctor in late February after a patient filed a medical malpractice suit seeking millions of dollars in damages. The plaintiff, Michael Mitchell, presented to the emergency department ...

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Medical malpractice suit tops ‘Largest Verdicts’ (access required)


A verdict handed down by a Fairfax jury in a medical malpractice suit tops the list in Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s compilation of “Largest Verdicts” for 2017. When a 55-year-old woman died from complications after a balloon used during a noninvasive surgery ...

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Attorney named construction law fellow

Michael L. Sterling has been named a Fellow in the Construction Lawyers Society of America. Sterling, who is a managing partner for Vandeventer Black, was selected based on multiple criteria: Fellow input, independent and internal research, nominations by CLSA Fellows, attorney opinions, ...

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Legal aid society receives grant of over $100,000 (access required)

Southwest Virginia Legal Aid Society recently found out they will receive a $115,250 grant from the Legal Services Corporation. LSC awarded the Technology Initiative Grant to Southwest Virginia Legal Aid Society so that they can use the money to help ...

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Overlooked comp lien brings $5M settlement (access required)

  An injured employee whose lawyers unwittingly scotched his workers’ compensation award has settled legal malpractice claims for $5 million. The lawyers allegedly overlooked the need to involve the workers’ comp insurance company when they resolved a related product liability ...

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