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Pedestrian struck in parking lot suffered brain injury – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

On Oct. 17, 2013, the defendant was driving a van through a parking lot in Norfolk. Defendant traveled in the wrong direction against the angled parking spaces and attempted to make a severe turn into a space. When defendant backed ...

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Med-mal plaintiff prevails in second jury trial – $1,300,000 Verdict (access required)

This case was a re-trial from a jury that hung 5-1 in the plaintiff’s favor. Plaintiff was a single mother and teacher who had a double mastectomy for unilateral breast cancer. She subsequently underwent breast reconstruction, which required multiple surgeries. ...

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Parties disputed cause of worker’s fall from forklift – $752,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was loading machinery on a truck with a forklift. He was required to stand on top of the machinery to maneuver it. When he did, it is alleged (but contested) that the defendant released the forklift tines, causing plaintiff ...

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Construction worker suffered post-concussion symptoms after rear-ender – $115,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was traveling on Interstate 64 East after work at a dam project when he was rear-ended by a large work truck operated by the defendant, who was on-the-job with a sign company. Plaintiff’s work pick-up was significantly damaged with ...

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Federal jury finds for defendant in wrongful termination claim – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was employed from May 2010 to Aug. 29, 2012, as a support staff and as instructor of electronics at one of the defendant’s private school called Shenandoah Academy. The school, located in Harrisonburg, provided educational services to elementary through ...

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Experts: Decedent’s cancer likely pre-dated 2008 screening – Defense Verdict (access required)

The decedent presented to a local hospital for a screening mammogram on Oct. 28, 2008. The defendant radiologist reviewed the current year’s mammogram and noted an area of asymmetry in the upper outer quadrant of the left breast. He compared ...

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School bus driver turned in front of motorcyclist at intersection – $800,000 Settlement (access required)

On Jan. 17, 2014, at about 7:00 a.m., the defendant was operating a school bus owned by the Virginia Beach School Board. Defendant, with a busload of students, was traveling on Upton Drive in Virginia Beach, intending to make a ...

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Docs claimed post-surgery bleeding was acute, not slow – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged that the decedent suffered a slow bleed beginning shortly after cardiac bypass surgery, that nurses failed to appreciate same over the course of 10 hours, and that the decedent suffered cardiac arrest and brain injury as a result. ...

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Blood thinner dosage triggered massive brain hemorrhage – $750,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent was admitted to the Richmond Veterans Affairs Hospital on Sept. 14, 2012, for a skin laceration after scraping his leg. He had a history of strokes and myocardial infarctions, was on Coumadin and was a dialysis patient. While ...

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