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Woman blinded during cataract surgery – $600,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a 64-year-old retired IT professional who was blinded in one eye during the administration of anesthetic for elective cataract extraction involving her right eye. The defendant anesthesiologist attempted a peribulbar block, in which local anesthetic should be ...

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Family lost three members in tractor-trailer wreck – $2 Million Settlement (access required)

A family lost its mother, father and grandmother in a head-on collision with a tractor-trailer. The driver was alleged to have lost control in rainy conditions on a downhill grade killing all instantly. The driver consistently denied his negligence. There ...

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Young Lawyers Conference scores win in Chicago

The Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference took a top award at this year’s Awards of Achievement program recognizing the work of young lawyer groups from across the country. The YLC won the State Division, Class A first place award ...

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Woman suffered back injury in wreck with student – $1.3 Million Verdict (access required)

On May 27, 2015, Kimberli Vida, 50, was a back-seat passenger in an SUV driven by her husband when they were struck on East Ridge Road by an SUV driven by defendant, Sarah Farney, who pulled out from Freeman High ...

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Failure to diagnose cancer yields $5M verdict – $5 Million Verdict plus interest (access required)

Plaintiff Tiffany Pinto, 42, presented to the emergency room at Mary Immaculate Hospital on March 27, 2015, with complaints of right lower quadrant abdominal pain. An abdominal CT scan was ordered by the ER physician and Stuart Goldwag, M.D., an ...

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Passenger gets one driver’s limits, gets defense verdict from other – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a passenger involved in a two-car collision. One driver settled for her policy limits. The remaining driver and defendant denied liability and brought the case to trial. Following the presentation of testimony and evidence, the jury returned a ...

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