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Tag Archives: Judge Patricia Kelly

Imaging diagnosed perforation after bladder cancer surgery — Defense verdict (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Bladder perforation with months of catheter use, surgical repair, hyperbaric oxygen therapy to repair damaged tissue Court: Fredericksburg Circuit Court Case no.: CL17 363-01 Tried before: Jury Name of judge or mediator: Judge ...

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Wrongful discharge claim for COVID complaints approved (access required)

Where the plaintiff alleges his employer discharged him because he complained about COVID-19-related workplace safety issues, he has stated a claim for  retaliatory discharge in violation of the public policy encompassed by Code § 40.1-27.3. The public policy behind the ...

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Messenger protected: Two courts, two opinions on Bowman claim for whistleblowers (access required)

Despite a contrary earlier opinion from a federal court, a Hanover County circuit judge says employees can sue for tort damages claiming they were fired for blowing the whistle on safety problems. The Oct. 22 ruling by Judge Patricia Kelly ...

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Discovery allowed in case with punitives (access required)

A plaintiff in a malicious prosecution case with a demand for punitive damages is entitled to discovery of the defendant’s net worth, a Virginia circuit judge has ruled. A defendant’s assets can be used as both a sword and shield ...

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Woman lost leg after compomrised foot surgery – $2 Million Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a 54-year-old woman who saw defendant podiatrist for intractable foot pain. Defendant diagnosed a neuroma (a benign condition) and scheduled surgery to remove. On the morning of surgery, a nurse noted discoloration of the toes, swelling, and white ...

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