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Foot injury from rearender required three surgeries – $500,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff is a 42-year-old female who was a passen­ger in a motor vehi­cle being operated by her husband, travelling east­bound on Route 7 in Fairfax Coun­ty. The defendant was operating his vehicle directly be­hind plaintiff when he collided with plaintiff’s ...

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Woman injured back, neck in rear-ender on Valentine’s Day – $385,000 Arbitration Award (access required)

On Feb. 14, 2014, Mrs. Markgraf-De­pasquale, who had just retired from the Unit­ed States Postal Service after 25 years, was a passenger in a vehicle driven by her husband. They were stopped at a light when the de­fendant rear-ended their ...

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Man died after gall bladder operation at VA hospital – $793,423.78 Verdict (access required)

This case was tried Oct. 24-25, 2016 as a bench trial. The plaintiff administrator al­leged and proved that the decedent William Lovell died on Feb. 18, 2012, as a result of medical malpractice that occurred during a Jan. 30, 2012, ...

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Woman’s car crushed when dump truck overturned after curve – $1,103,580 Settlement (access required)

On Aug. 18, 2015, the decedent, Gwendo­lyn L. Gray, stopped to get gas at the Car­oline Supermarket, which is located at the intersection of Partlow Road, Ladysmith Road, and Anderson Mill Road in Caroline County. Immediately to the east of ...

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Taking of billboard an issue in condemnation – $1.2 Million Settlement (access required)

In connection with the Route 123/Route 1 interchange project in Woodbridge, VDOT condemned portions of property owned by Mr. Gupta and his family. The certificates of take filed in the matter explicitly reference taking two billboards–one owned by Clear Channel ...

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Nerve was damaged during the extraction of woman’s tooth – $750,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a middle-aged woman, suf­fered a serious inferior alveolar nerve in­jury as a result of the extraction of her as­ymptomatic impacted lower wisdom tooth. The nerve injury resulted in severe unrelenting pain. She promptly sought follow-up care, including dental and ...

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Renae Reed Patrick (access required)

Veteran legal aid attorney Renae Reed Patrick died March 3 in Win­chester. She was 68. A native of Martinsburg, West Vir­ginia, she attended the University of Colorado and earned her law degree from the William & Mary law school in ...

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Vandeventer Black elects two to executive board (access required)

Deborah M. Casey and James R. Harvey were recently elected to serve alongside three other members of the Vandeventer Black Executive Board. Casey and Harvey are both partners with the Norfolk-based firm and join Michael L. Sterling, Mark S. Brennan ...

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Patient took his life after alleged wrong prescription – $650,000 Settlement (access required)

The estate of a 33-year-old asserted a claim that Adderall was wrongly prescribed to the deceased while he was a patient at a psychiatric facility, and that outpatient therapy thereafter failed to provide necessary counseling that was required, due to ...

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