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Pain in foot results in below-the-knee amputation – $1.35 million settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was in his late 40s and went to the emergency department complaining of worsening shortness of breath over the course of three days. He also reported numbness/decreased sensation along the anterior distribution of his left lower extremity along the ...

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Alan Diamonstein

Former Del. Alan Diamonstein, who practiced law in Newport News, died Oct. 17. He was 88. A devoted public servant and community leader, Mr. Diamonstein graduated from the University of Virginia law school in 1958 after serving in the U.S. ...

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Bar rates 2 ‘highly qualified’ for Hauler seat (access required)

The Chesterfield Bar Association is recommending two juvenile and domestic relations judges as “highly qualified” for a circuit court vacancy. Six other candidates are deemed “qualified.” The bar’s evaluations are directed to legislators who could fill the seat of retired ...

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Autistic boy sexually abused by another boy over span of years – $750,000 settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a young autistic boy when his mother entrusted him to the care of her friend, the defendant. The defendant knew of the plaintiff’s vulnerabilities and of the special care that he required. But she failed to provide ...

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Woman claimed ‘short gut syndrome’ after bowel surgery – Defense verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged negligence against a defendant radiologist regarding the interpretation of a CT scan without contrast on May 14, 2017. Specifically, plaintiff alleged that the defendant radiologist was negligent in failing to report findings consistent with a small bowel obstruction ...

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