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Trial is the monthly magazine of the American Association for Justice (“AAJ”), formerly American Trial Lawyers Association (“ATLA”). Its October 2013 issue marquees “Nursing HOMES”. October 2013 Trial features articles on the topic: “BEAT BACK the BIAS,” id. at 14-18; “PROVING PAIN IN NURSING HOME CASES,” id. at 20-26; “ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RESEARCH PRIMER,” id....

Macdonald v. Corrigan, 85 Va. Cir 165 (Fairfax County Aug. 8, 2012) reports a “failure to diagnose” case of “lost life expectancy”. The Court denied Defendants’ post-trial motion to reduce the jury’s medical malpractice verdict for emotional damages and for future medical expenses. Id. at 168-171. First, Macdonald held Plaintiff’s emotional...

On October 1, 2013, Judge Fulton issued a 3-page letter opinion in Benson v. Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital, No. CL12-4293 in Norfolk Circuit Court. It is a “first impression” decision applying the expert certification amendment of Va. Code Ann §8.01-50.1 in a wrongful death case. Benson denied the medical malpractice Defendants’...

Best Lawyers in America (2014) named Mr. Waterman as “Lawyer of the Year” in the greater Norfolk metropolitan area. Its legal recognition is for his performance in Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs. “Lawyers being honored as ‘Lawyer of the Year’ are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received...