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Multiple surgeries required to treat injuries to both eyes – $3,000,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff is a 53-year-old female restaurant manager who sustained catastrophic eye injuries to both eyes. After near-weekly appointments, a corneal transplant in her right eye was performed via penetrating keratoplasty approximately 10 months post injury. A day after her ...

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Death blamed on absence of sickle cell tests – Defense Verdict (access required)

This case involved a 58-year-old black male who had a known history of thrombocytopenia (low platelets) and sickle cell trait when he went to defendant for pre-surgical evaluation. He was referred by his cardiologist for pre-surgical evaluation of his thrombocytopenia ...

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Mother, child alleged injuries from shoulder dystocia – $2,360,000 Verdict (access required)

Infant plaintiff was born at Sentara Leigh Hospital on Nov. 30, 2006. The infant plaintiff was delivered by a nurse midwife employed by the adult plaintiff’s obstetrician/gynecologist. Labor and delivery took a total of nine hours and 19 minutes. During ...

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Inmates injured in wreck while being transported – $195,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiffs were inmates in custody of Loudoun County sheriffs in transit to a Lynchburg facility due to overcrowding. Two vans transported 12 inmates, each secured with three-point shackles in locked cages on slick, unpadded seats without belts. Plaintiff alleged the ...

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Woman killed in collision with concrete truck – $10,577,000 Verdict (access required)

Jessica Lester was a passenger in the Honda driven by her husband, Isaiah Lester, as they headed up Monticello Mountain towards Charlottesville on the morning of June 21, 2007. They met an Allied Concrete Company truck driven by William Donald ...

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Plaintiff contends cancer caused by use of Prempro – Defense Verdict (access required)

The 65-year-old plaintiff took Prempro, a hormone replacement drug designed to treat the symptoms of menopause and consisting primarily of the hormones estrogen and progestin, from 1996 to June 2002, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent successful ...

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Death of infant blamed on too much bilirubin – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, the mother and personal representative of the estate of an infant who died at day 16 of life, sued a neonatologist who had provided care for the newborn in a hospital nursery, immediately after birth. She alleged that the ...

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