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Author Archives: Virginia Lawyers Weekly

Woman’s leg amputated after delayed infection diagnosis — $1.25M settlement (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Delay in diagnosis and treatment of necrotizing fasciitis infection resulted in septic shock and amputation of the right leg and hip joint Name of judge or mediator: Judge Michael C. Allen (Ret.) Date ...

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Plaintiff alleged delayed diagnosis of coronary artery blockage — $725,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice Verdict or settlement: Settlement Date resolved: 2021 Amount: $725,000 Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): William B. Kilduff and Christopher L. Spinelli, Richmond Description of case: The 66-year-old patient went to the emergency room with complaints ...

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City dismissed as defendant in accident involving police officer — $35,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Significant and permanent physical injuries; substantial medical bills; lost wages; significant pain, suffering, mental anguish and inconvenience; and future medical bills and pain, mental anguish, inconvenience and lost wages Name of case: Patterson ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions: Oct. 25 issue (access required)

Effective Oct. 17, 2021, pursuant to Virginia Code § 54.1-3935(c) and Part Six, Section IV, Paragraph 13-18.A.2 of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia, the Richmond Circuit Court suspended the Virginia law license of Matthew James Hunzeker of ...

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Obituary: Judge Thomas A. Fortkort (access required)

Retired Fairfax Circuit Judge Thomas A. Fortkort died Oct. 9. He was 87. Born in Buffalo, New York, Judge Fortkort attended St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute before earning his undergraduate degree in mathematics from St. Bonaventure University. In 1962, he earned ...

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Leaders in the Law 2021

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021-2-298 – United States v. Little

United States v. Little, Case No. 21-6120, Sept. 27, 2021. 4th Cir. (per curiam), from DSC at Charleston (Gergel). Jeremy A. Thompson for Appellant. M. Rhett DeHart for Appellee. VLW 021-2-298. 4 pp. Full-Text Opinion

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