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Final offer for man injured in chain-reaction crash was $4K – $87,500 Verdict (access required)

A four-vehicle chain-reaction collision occurred on Nov. 23, 2009, in Farmville. The plaintiff, a 56-year-old male, was the driver of the first vehicle in a line of three vehicles stopped at a red light. The defendant failed to stop and ...

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Bowel perforation occurred during hysterectomy – $750,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a morbidly obese 37-year-old with chronic pelvic pain thought to be secondary to endometriosis. Extensive conservative measures were attempted but were unsuccessful. Accordingly, the decision was made to perform a laparoscopic hysterectomy. Abdominal insufflation was attempted twice with ...

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High school athlete injured in single-vehicle wreck – $75,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, age 16, was a passenger in his cousin’s vehicle. The vehicle went off the road and struck a tree. At the accident scene, the defendant allegedly apologized to the plaintiff, and told him that she had fallen asleep. Plaintiff ...

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Man with elevated liver readings not referred to specialist – $1,200,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent was treated by a family practice group for over 20 years. The case concerns this group’s failure to refer to the decedent to a specialist for chronically elevated liver function test values and/or to advise him that he had ...

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UVa whistleblower verdict reduced by $400,000

A University of Virginia researcher has been given a choice to have an $820,000 award cut nearly in half or proceed to a new trial on his claims that he was fired in retaliation for complaining about improper handling of ...

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Law school reveals its ‘Debt Wizard’ website

Here’s one for the newest lawyers and for lawyers-to-be. Now you too can figure out if you will have more check than month after you graduate from law school with the new, handy-dandy University of Michigan law school’s Debt Wizard. ...

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