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Compensation for Life

CASE FACTS This case concerned the inappropriate use of the anticonvulsant drug Dilantin by the defendant neurosurgeon, Dr. John Smith, M.D., causing a severe allergic reaction to his patient, Jane Jones. The reaction, called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, led to scarring of…

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Permanent Spine Damage

CASE FACTS It was a beautiful summer evening in late May. Becky, who had lived in Virginia for only a week, was on her way to the store. As she approached a 4-way intersection she slowed to a stop, then…

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The Dashboard Knee

CASE FACTS Bill was new in town. A recent transfer from Michigan State, he’d arrived in Richmond just a few weeks before with the goal of finishing up his last two semesters of college. Tall, lean and good looking, he’d…

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