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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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Crash caused severe anxiety for injured teen passenger – $240,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a 16-year-old backseat passenger in his mother’s van when the family was rear-ended on I-66 by the defendant, who had fallen asleep at the wheel. The plaintiff was thrown violently forward in his seat from the impact, ...

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Fletcher becomes president of national journalism group

ORLANDO, Fla. — Paul Fletcher was installed as national president of the Society of Professional Journalists at the group’s Excellence in Journalism 2015 conference Sept. 20. The EIJ program was co-hosted by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the ...

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Teacher suffered massive injuries after being hit by drunken driver – $3,500,000 Verdict (access required)

On June 8, 2011, at approximately 8:00 p.m. at the intersection of Lucas Creek Road and Cabell Drive in Newport News, the defendant, while in an intoxicated state, took his eyes off the road to check his cell phone, crossed ...

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Patient fainted and struck his head after getting an X-ray – Defense Verdict (access required)

At 5:00 p.m. on May 31, 2013, the plaintiff, an active 52-year-old and a high-earning tax attorney with the IRS, fell off his bicycle as he rode home from work, striking his left shoulder. He walked his bike home, showered ...

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Jury awards policy limits to man injured in rear-end collision – $100,000 Verdict (access required)

In 2011, while attempting to merge onto Duke Street from Van Dorn Street in Alexandria, the plaintiff was rear-ended by the defendant. Although the defendant was driving a sedan and the plaintiff was in a truck, the impact totaled the ...

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Wrongful death of fetus yields case of first impression – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent mother was a 38-year-old resident of Windsor, Virginia, and on Dec. 12, 2014, was seven months pregnant with her baby (aka Henry Wyatt Acree). She left work that evening on her way home from Suffolk to Windsor, traveling westbound ...

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