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Drunken driver drove on wrong side of highway, hurt passenger – $350,000 Settlement (access required)

On July 25, 2014, plaintiff, an 18-year-old female, was the passen­ger in a vehicle that was hit head on by a drunk­en driver proceeding on the wrong side of Route 522 in Warren County, Virginia. The defendant pulled onto the ...

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Woman suffered back injuries in Goochland car wreck – $106,991.31 Verdict (access required)

This personal in­jury action arose out of an automobile ac­cident that occurred on May 29, 2013, in Goochland County. The plaintiff, Gail Smith, was driving on Patterson Avenue and the defendant, Irina Sery, was attempting to cross Patterson Avenue from ...

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Man suffered stroke, then received improper treatment – $1,200,000 Settlement (access required)

One Saturday morning this young man awoke normally with his wife, a nurse. After a discussion about the events of the day, his speech became garbled, he began vomiting, and when trying to get to the bathroom, he experi­enced left-sided ...

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Woman had low back pain following rear-ender – $150,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was struck in the rear by defen­dant while travelling home from work on Route 15 in Prince Edward County. De­fendant claimed the plaintiff stopped sud­denly because the car in front of plaintiff put on brakes. Plaintiff testified she was ...

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Teacher suffered perforation of bowel during hysterectomy – $860,000 Verdict (access required)

A 58-year-old first grade teacher agreed to undergo a laparoscopic hys­terectomy on July 9, 2010, at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, due to excessive vaginal bleeding and the discovery of pre-cancerous ovarian cysts. Instead of being released the next day ...

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Jury out nine minutes in Chesterfield car wreck case – Defense Verdict (access required)

This accident occurred on Labor Day weekend in 2014 at the intersec­tion of White Pine and Belmont Roads in Chesterfield County. Damage to both vehicles was severe and both parties left the scene by ambulance. According to the defendant and ...

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Man developed flesh-eating disease in tooth – $3,743,671.23 Verdict (access required)

On July 27, 2010, plaintiff called defendant’s office due to pain he had been experiencing for approximately two weeks from a badly decayed tooth (#31, a lower right 2nd molar). A different dentist had advised plaintiff 18 months prior that ...

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