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Eyewitness statement matches plainitff’s account of accident – $265,000 Settlement (access required)

This was a rear-end accident that occurred on I-64. The defendant’s insurance carrier initially denied liability based on their insured driver stating that the plaintiff had cut in front of him from the center lane to avoid a box on ...

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Family doctor failed to test slow-growing lump on patient’s back – $500,000 Settlement (access required)

The decedent was an 84-year-old woman in good health who was living alone, cutting her grass with a push mower and driving her car until August 2011. Since approximately June 2007, she was treated by her primary healthcare provider. According ...

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Woman lost security clearance at job due to brain injury – $1,900,000 Settlement (access required)

As plaintiff was stepping off an elevator into the marble foyer of her office building, she slipped on a recently mopped wet  floor. There were no wet floor or other caution signs placed at that time. As a result of ...

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Driver with past murder conviction attacks fellow trucker – $3,000,000 Settlement (access required)

Defendant truck driver was released from prison in 2007, after serving time for a murder he committed as a teenager. He tried to find employment but was rejected by 20 to 30 employers. Trucker’s father, who also had been in ...

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Plaintiffs claim earlier C-section would have prevented brain injury – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff mother, 39 weeks pregnant, presented to the hospital for an elective induction of labor on the evening of Aug. 9, 2011. Electronic fetal monitoring was initiated upon admission and continued throughout labor. The defendant OB/GYN treated the mother. ...

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Student golfer suffered back, neck and shoulder pain from rear-ender – $175,000 Settlement (access required)

This case stemmed from a rear-end impact, with the defendant striking the plaintiff at approximately 30-45 mph. She was treated and released from the emergency room with neck and back complaints. She subsequently complained of shoulder pain. The plaintiff was ...

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Pedestrian struck in shopping center lot suffered brain injury – $500,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was walking through the Home Depot parking lot when defendant, after backing out of a parking space, made a “U-turn” and struck plaintiff, knocking her to the ground. Plaintiff sustained bruises and abrasions to her elbow and knee. Additionally, ...

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