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Tag Archives: Roanoke Circuit Court

Back surgery leaves woman with weakness, paralysis – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff underwent an anterior cervical discectomy, osteophytectomy and arthrodesis C3-4, C4-5 and C5-6 using intervertebral disc spacers and an anterior cervical plates extending from C3-C4 to C5-6. After finishing at C3-4, the defendant neurosurgeon turned his attention to the C4-5 ...

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No additional relief after county cancels bid proposal (access required)

Plaintiff bidder, who challenged defendant county’s decision to award a jail healthcare contract to another bidder, is not entitled to additional relief after the county canceled the award and withdrew the bid proposal. The demurrer, filed by the county and ...

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Man suffered broken jaw during tooth extraction – $875,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff developed ORN following a difficult tooth extraction by the defendant. During the extraction, the plaintiff’s jaw was fractured but this was not discovered until many weeks thereafter, at which time he was also diagnosed with Stage III ORN disease. ...

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Acceptance of settlement offer created binding contract (access required)

A defendant is obligated to pay a settlement because a question raised by plaintiffs after they accepted the defendant’s offer was not a new term. Background On May 19, 2017, defendant’s former attorney, Jonathan S. Kurtin, sent a letter to ...

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Man rendered quadriplegic in fall from stairway – $1 Million Settlement (access required)

On May 3, 2016, a 19-year-old man was visiting his sister’s apartment, and started to walk down an outdoor stairway to the deck of the apartment below. As he was about halfway down, he stopped to pet a neighbor’s dog ...

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Retained urnings (access required)

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A Roanoke woman says the funeral home that handled her husband’s remains ignored its promise to give separate ash urns to estranged family members. She claims in a lawsuit that the home gave both urns to a stepdaughter who now ...

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Man suffered broken jaw during tooth extraction – $875,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff developed ORN following a difficult tooth extraction by the defendant. During the extraction, the plaintiff’s jaw was fractured but this was not discovered until many weeks thereafter, at which time he was also diagnosed with Stage III ORN disease. ...

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Va. Cir.: Ex parte hearing granted, but before different judge (access required)

An indigent defendant facing two life sentences for rape and related offenses can argue ex parte why he requires expert assistance, but he must make his case to a circuit judge other than the one presiding over the case. Background ...

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