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Plaintiff’s UIM carrier tendered its limits – $300,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was injured in a T-section motor vehicle collision. Liability was not substantially contested. Plaintiff sustained transient loss of consciousness upon impact, but was alert when EMS arrived on scene. Her physical injuries began to improve early in her recovery, ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

Effective Jan. 6, 2014, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended the license to practice law of R. Stuart Collins of Wise for two years with terms. Collins’ license had been summarily suspended that day based on his guilty plea ...

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Traumatic extubation by CNRA led to brain injury, death – $1,908,000 Settlement (access required)

The decedent, age 57, was a farmer and community leader. He and his wife had one son, age 16. On Sept. 21, 2014, the decedent went to the emergency department complaining of bilateral upper quadrant abdominal pain that radiated to ...

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Wife injured when husband ran red light and struck a car – $244,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, 83 years old, was a passenger in her husband’s vehicle when the vehicle entered an intersection on a red light and struck another vehicle. Nationwide, the family’s auto carrier, never substantially contested liability. The plaintiff waited until the month ...

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Delayed diagnosis of vascular disease led to leg amputation – $1,125,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 64-year-old female, was referred to a family practice physician with a subspecialty in primary care sports medicine by her primary care physician for complaints of left leg pain.  Upon presentation to the sports medicine physician, the patient reported ...

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Patient coded multiple times during placement of catheter – Defense Verdict (access required)

Decedent, age 60, was admitted to Inova Fair Oaks Hospital on June 20, 2012, with an infected hemodialysis catheter. Her medical history was significant for two failed kidney transplants, longstanding dialysis use (15 years), coronary artery disease and hypertension. Because ...

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Wrongful repossession damaged businessman’s reputation – $2,092,750 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff’s Jeep Cherokee was wrongfully repossessed on May 27, 1998. On July 20, 2015, plaintiff’s case for wrongful repossession (trespass and conversion) was tried by a jury of seven in the Richmond Circuit Court presided over by Judge Phillip L. ...

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Airline rep missed four months of work due to auto accident – $243,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff sustained a fractured left wrist in a motor vehicle collision, requiring placement of an external fixator. She missed four months from work at her long time job as a customer service representative for United Airlines at Dulles Airport. Although ...

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