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Man injured while pushing large dumpster, claim settled – $1,287,000 Settlement (access required)

Claimant was injured at work pushing a large dumpster in two separate inci­dents in 2002 and 2003. He underwent five surgeries. He entered into a permanent and total disability award in 2012. He takes several daily medications, uses a wheelchair ...

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Doctor proceeded with elbow surgery without consulting nerve specialist – $675,000 Settlement (access required)

In this medical malpractice case, the 46-year-old plaintiff had experienced recurring right elbow pain and both posterior and lateral joint line pain that had not responded to physical therapy, anti-inflammatory drugs or injections. Plaintiff, who is right-hand domi­nant, also reported ...

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Man hurt in rear-ender on Interstate 66 – $450,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff is a 38-year-old male who was the driver of a ve­hicle travelling west on Interstate 66 in Fairfax County on Oct. 4, 2013. The defendant was driving in front of the plaintiff when he stopped on the high­way to ...

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Girl’s claim against health club for injury in tractor tire fails – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 6-year-old girl, sued a national health club facility for injuries alleged­ly suffered after she fell from a tractor tire maintained on the fa­cility’s turf field. During early eve­ning hours while wait­ing for a swim lesson, plaintiff, her younger ...

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Man filed qui tam action for alleged upcoding of services – $4,225,000 Settlement (access required)

In this case against Fredericksburg Hos­pitalist Group, PLLC (and 14 of its individ­ual owners) plaintiff/ relator Richard Mor­row alleged that the defendants knowing­ly and intentionally upcoded evaluation and management codes for hospitalist services from 2010 to 2015. This result­ed in ...

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Driver couldn’t explain not seeing pedestrian in crosswalk – $245,000 Settlement (access required)

Danielle Davis was a 23-year-old graduate student walking home at 8:20 p.m. (dusk) while carrying gro­ceries from WalMart with her fiancee when she was struck while crossing a four-way controlled intersection against a red light. The car made a left ...

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Trucker injured ankle in pothole at truck stop – $245,000 Settlement (access required)

Truck driver broke his left ankle while stepping into a pothole at a truck stop on I-81 during a rain storm. After park­ing, he ran across the rain-covered pavement to a restaurant, stepping into the pothole on the way. He ...

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Paraplegic man prevails on appeal of disability bias claim – $100,000 plus medicals and attorney’s fees (access required)

Complainant is a 26-year employ­ee of the Defense Logistics Agency in Richmond and is a paraplegic confined to a wheelchair. He was subjected to repeated instances of harassment and discrimination because of his disability. His super­visor made disparaging remarks about ...

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Jury rejected contrib for worker struck by vehicle – $207,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was working with a leaf pickup crew in Alleghany County when defendant struck plaintiff with his ve­hicle while passing through the work zone. Plaintiff was taken to the emergen­cy room where x-rays confirmed bilateral malleolar fractures, which ultimately re­quired ...

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