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Gentry Locke Partners Russell and Moore achieve largest verdict in Virginia in 2017

On January 22, 2018, Virginia Lawyers Weekly noted that a medical malpractice case handled by Gentry Locke Partners Anthony M. Russell and S.D. Roberts Moore topped their list of Largest Verdicts for Virginia in 2017.

The case was unusual as the wrongful death of a 55-year-old woman during surgery resulted in the surgeon and anesthesiologist blaming one another.

According to the Largest Verdicts article, which requires a subscription to access, the Fairfax County jury delivered a $7 million verdict for the patient’s family on July 19, 2017 and also provided interest dating from the surgery date back in 2013. The verdict would be worth over $8.7M if it were not for Virginia’s medical malpractice cap, which limits the recovery amount to $2.05M.

Read about the unusual aspects of this case in the Case Study on our website.

 

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