Longshoreman’s Death Leads to Criminal Negligence Investigation

A longshoreman by the name of David B. Weiland was killed after a light pole fell on his vehicle at the Norfolk International Terminals. My deepest sympathies go out to Mr. Weiland’s friends and family.  This tragic industrial accident led to the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office officially investigating the accident for possible criminal negligence, according to the Daily Press. The…

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Inexcusable Efforts to Cover Up Surgical Errors Found in Massachusetts Malpractice Suit

A Massachusetts family has received a $15 million jury award because the anesthesiologist and a heart surgeon who participated in a botched surgery that led to the family son’s death deliberately falsified medical and surgical records to cover up mistakes. To a very small extent, a few medical and surgical errors are inevitable simply because…

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Pickup Truck Roofs Must Be Stronger

Tragedy, fortunately, did not occur when a pickup truck rolled over on I-64 in Hampton on Monday morning. The accident led my colleague to think about how drivers and passengers are protected when pickups tip or flip. As Rick Shapiro reports in his latest post to the Virginia Beach Injuryboard, victims of rollover accidents cannot…

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