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Pedestrian was struck by van in parking lot – $1,600,000 Settlement (access required)

On Sept. 5, 2014 plaintiff and her daugh­ter went to a Chick-fil-A restaurant to have lunch. They exited their vehicle and walked across the parking lot towards the door of the restaurant. As they were walk­ing to the door the ...

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Doctor prevails in suit over size of airway – Defense Verdict (access required)

On April 11, 2012, plaintiff, a 68-year-old retired female, present­ed to an outpatient sur­gery center for a bunio­nectomy. The plaintiff underwent a preopera­tive anesthesia evalua­tion by an anesthesiol­ogist who documented that her airway was within normal limits. However, he then ...

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Martha B. Brissette (access required)

Martha Joy Blevins Brissette, an attorney with the State Board of Elections, died March 27. She was 56. A native of Maryland, Ms. Brissette earned her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Richmond. She spent much of her ...

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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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