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On March 16, 2011, additional pre-trial motions were heard in Marshall v. Moniz, No. CL08-2018 in Circuit Court for York County, Virginia, which is scheduled for jury trial in Yorktown beginning March 28, 2011. Marshall is a medical malpractice lawsuit seeking $12,000,000.00 for a victim...

Mr. Waterman proudly congratulates his partner, Robert R. “Bobby” Hatten, Esq., on his firm record-setting jury verdict of $25,000,000.00 for an asbestos victim today in Circuit Court for the City of Newport News, Virginia! Increasingly, Peninsula jurors have become savvy to disingenuous attempted defenses to...

On March 15, 2011, Mr. Waterman was recognized for membership in the prestigious Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. This follows a Gloucester jury verdict for $3,250,000.00 for assault and battery, which was coupled with companion jury verdicts of $1,250,000.00 and $500,000.00 plus pre-judgment interest of approximately...

In the medical malpractice lawsuit of Marshall v. Moniz, No. CLO8-2018 in Circuit Court for York County and the Town of Poquoson, Virginia, seeking $12,000,000.00 in alleged damages, Defendants have hired a Massachusetts doctor, David W. Rattner, to testify about the “standard of care” here...

On March 1, 2011, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia entered Judgment in favor of Mr. Waterman’s client. The special case is United States of America, ex rel., Joseph M. Russell v. Michael J. Gennari, Evonne Fei, and Nancy Lynne Russell,...

On February 28, 2011, pre-trial Motions were heard in the medical malpractice lawsuit of Marshall v. Moniz, No. CL08-2018 in Circuit Court for the County of York and Town of Poquoson, Virginia. The patient claims $12,000,000.00 in damages arising from a supposedly routine out-patient incisional...

In February, 2011, Mr. Waterman appeared in Lancaster, Virginia, to protect the interests of a minor who was victim of sexual abuse. The Court details of this special case are confidential....

On February 14, 2011, St. Valentine’s Day, Mr. Waterman prevailed in substantial part against Sentara Hospitals and Defendants at medical malpractice “privilege” hearing pursuant to Va. Code Ann. § 8.01-581.17. The case is Marshall v. Moniz, No.CL08-2018 in Circuit Court for the County of York...

On February 2, 2011, discovery and other pre-trial matters were heard at the Yorktown Courthouse in the medical malpractice case of Marshall v. Moniz, No. CL08-2018 in Circuit Court for York County and Poquoson, Virginia. That suit seeks more than $12,000,000.00. The Court granted Defendants’ Motion...

On January 25, 2010, dailypress.com headlined, “Judge’s ruling may mean smaller damages in Gloucester lawsuit,” and subtitled “Decision expected to head to the Supreme Court”. It covered hearing that day in the brain injury case of Gagnon v. Burns, No. CL08-572 in Circuit Court for...

On January 24, 2011, Virginia Lawyers Weekly headlined “Details scant in settlement of shoulder dystocia case,” and subtitled “987,500 Settlement”. Mr. Waterman and co-counsel resolved that medical malpractice action. Their $987,500.00 settlement negotiated on September 7, 2010, was for “Brachial plexus injury caused by shoulder-dystocia delivery”....

Typically in Virginia, jurors receive the Virginia Model Jury Instructions about what damages they can award victims of wrongful death, vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, and other personal injury. Those pattern instructions inform jurors that they should consider pain, suffering, inconvenience, disfigurement, medical bills,...

Many Virginians qualify for Workers’ Compensation when killed or injured on-the-job by a third-party wrongdoer. But under Virginia law, victims of on-the-job wrongful death, vehicle accidents, product liability, and other personal injury still are entitled – and need – to be compensated fully by the...

During January 29-February 1, 2011, Mr. Waterman travels to Montana for the discovery deposition of one of his medical malpractice experts in Marshall v. Moniz, et al., No. CL08-2018 in Circuit Court for the County of York and Town of Poquoson, Virginia. Plaintiff patient in...

On January 11, 2011, The Virginian-Pilot headlined “Deal Would Raise Cap on Malpractice Suits in VA”. It covers a compromise hammered out between the Medical Society of Virginia and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association to increase the Commonwealth’s statutory limitation of $2,000,000.00 on medical malpractice...

On January 10, 2011, Virginia Lawyer’s Weekly recognized Mr. Waterman for obtaining the 8th largest jury verdict in the Commonwealth of Virginia during 2010. On August 26, 2010, he received a jury award of $6,100,000.00 (including pre-judgment interest of $1,100,00.00) for a brain injury victim...

Most Virginians have some form of private health insurance or at least qualify for public health coverage in the form of Champus, Medicare and/or Medicaid. But under Virginia law, victims of wrongful death, vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and other personal injury still are entitled –...

In Virginia, victims of medical malpractice are entitled to know the dollar amount and other terms of liability insurance covering a defendant healthcare provider. However, as a general rule such victims and their lawyers are prohibited from disclosing such insurance coverage at trial. Virginia’s approach to...

Mr. Waterman celebrated with family and old friends in Winchester, Virginia. But he returns to Williamsburg on Sunday the 2nd and to the office on Monday the 3rd. The year in general and January in particular will be an active one for his medical malpractice docket....

Mr. Waterman and his legal assistants wish clients and everyone else in Hampton Roads and throughout Virginia a very merry holiday season. Hopefully all will have a wonderful time with family and friends. Hopefully too all will be safe over the break. Take care behind the...

By letter dated December 21, 2010, the trial judge in the brain injury case of Gagnon v. Burns, No. 08-572 in Circuit Court for Gloucester County, Virginia, directed an additional hearing prior to entry of Final Judgment. The continuing issue is Defendant Burns’ joint and...

On December 16, 2010, Mr. Waterman filed Plaintiff’s Supplemental Motion and Memorandum for Joint and Several Liability in the brain injury lawsuit of Gagnon v. Burns, Case No. 08-572 in Circuit Court for Gloucester County, Virginia. He found substantial new legal authority for a negligent...

On December 10, 2010, when the insurance company representatives failed to recommend paying policy limits to the vehicle accident victim by the deadline given, Mr. Waterman sent the case to suit. The next business day, December 13th, the insurer belatedly tendered its policy limits. Its policy...

On December 10, 2010, the Newport News Division of Bankruptcy Court for United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia entered companion Orders in Chapter 7 proceedings for discharge, In re Christine D. Newsome, No. 10-51792-SCS, and In re James S. Newsome, Jr.,...

On December 2, 2010, another insurance company re-victimized a vehicle accident victim of its insured. In a clear case of liability and significant damages in York County, the offender’s insurer low-balled the Virginia victim motorist. For years, insurance companies and other defense interests have massaged public...

On December 1, 2010, Mr. Waterman reached a settlement agreement on a local vehicle accident claim without having to file suit. It was a two-car collision in Newport News, Virginia, involving residents of Yorktown and Newport News. The vehicle accident victim initially was treated in the...

On November 11, 2010, Mr. Waterman settled a vehicle accident claim arising in Newport News, Virginia, involving residents of Newport News and Hampton. Suit had been filed on the two-car accident within the statute of limitation, but the lawsuit did not have to be served...

On November 15, 2010, Mr. Waterman settled another Virginia vehicle accident. This two-car collision occurred in Albemarle County, involving residents of Norfolk and Afton. The vehicle accident victim received medical treatment in Charlottesville, Williamsburg,, and Portsmouth, Virginia; Memphis, Tennessee; and Chula Vista, California. Despite all of...

On November 9, 2010, Circuit Court for Gloucester County, Virginia, heard the brain injury case of Gagnon v. Burns, No. CL08-572. The judge tentatively refrained from entering a Judgment Order to await hearing of Plaintiff’s pending motions for relief from automatic stays enjoyed by the...