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Trial Report No. 94-T307, Negligence (access required)

Auto-Truck Accident – Head Injury Type of Action Personal injury Type of Injuries Closed head injury: depressed skull fracture, hemorathorax, brief loss of consciousness, extreme disorientation. The plaintiff had no memory for two weeks following the accident. Name of Case ...

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Judges retire at high rate (access required)

Attorneys will see some new faces looking at them from the bench after next year’s General Assembly session. An unusually large number of state court judges are announcing their retirements this fall. At last count, 15 judges had announced plans ...

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Altizer seeks top VSB post (access required)

Tazewell attorney Robert B. Altizer has filed petitions for election as Virginia State Bar president-elect beginning next June. Next year’s president-elect will serve as VSB president in a 1996-97 term. He hopes to improve relations between the VSB and its ...

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Trial Report No. 94-T310, Negligence (access required)

Auto Accident – Rear-End Crash – Soft Tissue Injuries Type of Action Automobile accident, rear-end collision Type of Injuries General soft tissue injuries to neck, including migraine headache syndrome Name of Case Delores W. Coppedge v. Eric C. Smith Court/Case ...

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Trial Report No. 94-T309, Medical Malpractice (access required)

Failure To Recognize Signs Of Infection – Infant – Neurological Damage Type of Action Medical malpractice Type of Injuries The baby suffered from necrotizing enterocolitis, requiring a temporary colostomy, a stroke rendering her severely cognitively and impairment of motor skills. ...

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Trial Report No. 94-T308, Workers' Compensation (access required)

Construction Site – Fall From Second Floor – Partial Quadriplegia Type of Action Workers’ compensation Type of Injuries Partial quadriplegia from severed spinal cord at C6/C7 vertebra Name of Case Charles Mathers, Claimant v. Shockey Bros., Employer Court/Case No. Virginia ...

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Trial Report No. 94-T305, Negligence (access required)

Auto Accident – Wrongful Death Type of Action Wrongful death Name of Case Rebecca L. Lane and Edward White, Co-adm’rs of the Estate of Mary Viola Willis, Deceased v. Brian Dean Miller and U.S. Cable T.V. Group Court/Case No. Superior ...

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Trial Report No. 94-T304, Negligence (access required)

Auto Accident – Arm & Shoulder Injury – Myofascial Pain Syndrome Type of Action Personal injury Type of Injuries Left arm and shoulder/decompression surgery, myofascial pain syndrome Name of Case Deanna Anderson v. Dennis Linkous Court/Case No. Chesterfield Circuit Court ...

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