Ed Atkinson named a 2016 Super Lawyer Rising Star

Ed Atkinson named a 2016 Super Lawyer Rising Star

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I am pleased to report that I was named for this peer-nominated award presented by the Thompson-Reuters company.  While the representative from the company did not specifically say so, I feel certain that the 2016 Rising Star award confirms that:

“I’m rocking my peers, puttin’ suckers in fear” in the great tradition of LL Cool Jay.

Many thanks to my wife and family, my office staff, and my friends and colleagues in the legal profession.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

 

Compensation for Virginia Victims of Eugenics Sterilization

Attorney Representation for Virginia Eugenics Sterilization Victims

The Commonwealth of Virginia forcibly sterilized over 7,000 people between 1924 and 1981 under the Eugenical Sterilization Act, claiming that they were either “mentally ill” or “mentally deficient.” In an effort to remedy this historic crime, Virginia law now offers up to $25,000 of compensation to sterilization victims who were alive as of February 1, 2015.

The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services is developing an application that will require those seeking compensation to prove their claim. Requirements will include proof that the applicant was sterilized at Eastern State Hospital, Southwestern State Hospital, Western State Hospital, Central State Mental Hospital or Virginia Colony for the Epileptic and Feebleminded (Central Virginia Training Center) between 1924 and 1981.

If you or a loved one were sterilized, my law firm will seek maximum compensation in your claim. My office will gather the records and documents needed for your claim and prepare an application package for the DBHDS without any up front charges. Let a licensed Virginia attorney handle your paperwork and deal with the government. Call Atkinson Law at 757-656-3084 for a free consultation.

Virginia Hospital Settles Child’s Medical Malpractice Claim for $1.8 million

Carillon Clinic in Roanoke, Virginia settled a medical malpractice claim with parents of a young child who suffered a brain injury during surgery.  The child, Michelle Zhang, was hospitalized at Carillon Roanoke Memorial Hospital in September 2012 for pneumonia and other respiratory conditions.  Michelle was just 21 months old at the time.  A lawsuit filed on her behalf alleged that the anesthesiologist should have terminated the single lung ventilation procedure when the toddler’s oxygen levels began to rapidly drop.  This lead to a cardiac arrest that in turn caused brain injury.

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Medical Malpractice verdict: obstetrician’s negligence caused mother’s death

A jury awarded nearly $2 million to the surviving husband and children of a 26-year-old Chinese national who died in Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center in Orange County, California as a result of postpartum hemorrhaging following the delivery of a child.

Obstetrician Long-Dei Liu was the main defendant, as the hospital settled before trial for over $3 million.  Evidence at trial showed that Liu left the patient when she was not in a medically stable condition, a charge Liu denied.  He testified that he left the hospital without checking the patient’s vital signs.  He did not make a note in her chart that she was stable when he left.

One factor that may have weighed heavily on jurors’ minds was the fact that the deceased, Ling Nie, and her family had travelled to the United States at great expense seeking the best available conditions for the birth of their child, only to suffer a catastrophe.  If you or a loved one is a victim of medical negligence, contact Norfolk medical malpractice lawyer Ed Atkinson to pursue justice for your loss.

Fatal Truck Accident May Result in Wrongful Death Claim

At around 3:42 a.m. this morning, a crash involving multiple semi trailers on I-64 in Newport News resulted in the death of 69-year-old William E. Robinson of Staunton, Virginia.  Robinson, who was operating a 1999 Mack truck, died at the scene.

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