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Truck turned against red light, striking plaintiff’s pickup truck – $1,750,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was driving home from dinner in a small, half-ton pickup. She was on a major roadway approaching a major intersection and had a green light. Defendant was driving a large, U-Haul type truck, traveling the opposite direction from plaintiff ...

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Plaintiff’s Mild TBI injuries were caused by rearender accident (access required)

Plaintiff was rear ended while stopped for a turning vehicle. [15-T-192]   Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury headaches, neck pain and shoulder pain Name of case: Griffin v. Lomely Court: York County Circuit Court ...

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Wrongful death case brought over delayed communication – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

This medical malpractice case alleged the wrongful death of a 75-year-old due to delayed communication of cancer diagnosis. [15-T-208]   Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Wrongful death Court: Newport News Circuit Court Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $1,000,000.00 ...

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VSB Disciplinary Action (access required)

On Jan. 21, a Richmond Circuit Court three-judge panel revoked the license to practice law of Kenneth W. Paciocco of Richmond for violating professional rules that govern declining or terminating representation, candor toward the tribunal, fairness to opposing party and ...

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Psychiatric patient committed suicide between monitorings – $750,000 Settlement (access required)

A 39-year-old divorced male committed suicide at a secure psychiatric facility within hours of being admitted. He had a significant history of substance abuse, depression, bipolar disorder and previous suicidality. He was admitted to the hospital after attempting suicide by ...

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Woman suffered multiple injuries in motorcycle accident – $2,175,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was injured in a motor vehicle/motorcycle collision in Middlesex County. The collision occurred on Oct. 6, 2012, at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Old Virginia Street approximately one-half mile north of its intersection with Route 691. The plaintiff was ...

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