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Seamstress suffered wrist injuries in auto accident – $468,000 Verdict (access required)

On Sept. 15, 2008, plaintiff was traveling on Brock Road in Spotsylvania when the defendant ran a stop sign and struck the left front of her vehicle. Just after the first defendant struck her, another car slammed into her rear. ...

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Cancer patient injured in texting-while-driving crash – $150,000 Settlement (access required)

A young driver who was distracted by texting T-boned the plaintiff’s vehicle. Plaintiff suffered severe injuries, including a broken ankle and broken ribs. The plaintiff underwent an open reduction with internal fixation of the ankle. Shortly after surgery, some of ...

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Necessity of spinal surgery at issue in med-mal action – $1,121,364 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was a 32-year-old man who suffered a minor L-1 compression fracture as a result of an ATV accident. He was taken to the Loudoun Hospital emergency room where he came under the care of neurosurgeon Dr. Mudit Sharma, ...

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Auto dealer sold vehicle without disclosing salvage history – $27,200 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiffs are twin brothers who purchased their first car together from defendant’s car dealership in August 2011 for $5,600. Defendant had purchased the vehicle in April 2011 from an auto auction for $1,600. Two weeks later, the defendant obtained a ...

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Traumatic brain injury claim strongly contested at trial – $1,200,000 Verdict (access required)

In July 2009, the plaintiff was stopped at a red light when the defendant rear-ended her pick-up truck, totaling both vehicles and pushing the plaintiff into the car in front of her. The plaintiff was dazed and refused medical treatment ...

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Administrator – Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Services Council

The Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Services Council, the executive branch state agency responsible for providing training and services to Virginia’s prosecutors, is seeking interested applicants for the position of Administrator.  The Administrator is the agency head, appointed by Council with the concurrence ...

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Deputy County Attorney

Loudoun County Government Recruitment #14-A412A-502 Hiring Range: $84,591-$162,278 The Loudoun County Attorney’s Office in Leesburg, Virginia is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Deputy County Attorney. Significant civil and administrative litigation, local government law, or general counsel experience is ...

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Cause of defendant’s behind-the-wheel blackout questioned – $1,150,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was driving on High Street in Portsmouth when the defendant, who was driving in the scope of his employment, crossed over the center line striking the plaintiff’s vehicle. The defendant contended that he had an unforeseen medical emergency causing ...

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Plaintiff claims ovarian cancer spread due to surgical procedure – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a 44-year-old postmenopausal woman who was referred to the defendant OB/GYN on Dec. 15, 2009, for complaints of right-sided pelvic pain. A pelvic ultrasound revealed a nearly 12 cm complex solid mass in the area of her right ...

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Patient suffered burns during unsupervised smoke break – $1,280,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a wheelchair-bound nursing home patient who suffered from psychosis, left side paralysis due to a stroke, a fractured left hip, total left arm contractors, a bad back, left side neuropathy, impaired field of vision and partial immobility. He ...

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