Virginia: Wrongful Death – a Lawyer’s Restatement

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Upon rehearing of John Crane, Inc. v Hardick, No. 101909 (Sep. 14, 2012), the Virginia Supreme Court reinstated a $2,000,000.00 damages  award for pre-death pain and suffering. The award was by a Newport News  Circuit Court jury in an asbestos wrongful death case handled by the asbestos lawyers in Mr. Waterman’s firm, Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein.