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Nursing home patient dies after CNA drops her – Confidential Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent was admitted to defendant nursing home facility on June 13, 2003, with the following diagnoses: congestive heart failure; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; osteoporosis; spinal stenosis; anxiety disorder and Alzheimer’s Disease at the age of 87. While a resident ...

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Talking on cell phone causes intersection crash – $1,225,000 Arbitration Award (access required)

On May 27, 2008, the plaintiff was traveling in a westerly direction on Bellevue Avenue and stopped at the intersection with Brook Road in the City of Richmond. The defendant was traveling east on Bellevue Avenue. The plaintiff’s light turned ...

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Brain injury ends career of government contractor – $4,300,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was injured in a motor vehicle accident. Liability was vigorously disputed. Plaintiff suffered a severe traumatic brain injury. He underwent a partial frontal lobectomy after four weeks in a medically induced coma. The plaintiff’s personality and cognitive abilities were ...

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Sleep: A time-consuming but worthy resolution (access required)

With the New Year come resolutions. He who fails to plan, plans to fail. So, we resolve to do better, plan better, make better choices, spend our time more wisely, and to take better care of ourselves and others. No ...

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Estate tax bill passes (access required)

A bill that exempts estates smaller than $5 million ($10 million for married couples) from the federal estate tax, and creates a maximum estate tax rate of 35 percent, has passed the House and Senate and is expected to be ...

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