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Child burned by hot tea at restaurant – $500,000 Structured Settlement (access required)

Several families met to dine at the defen­dant restaurant. Adults sat at one table and the children sat at another. Before they ordered, a waitress placed a carafe of hot tea on a Lazy Susan at the children’s table. One ...

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Woman injured hip in rear-ender – $240,514 Arbitration Award (access required)

This was a rear-end auto col­lision involving three vehicles. Liability was not contested. The issue involved damages and whether the medical bills and lost wages were caused by the accident. In that regard the main question was wheth­er the arthroscopic ...

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Plastic surgeon did not lose control during female patient’s liposuction – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff presented to defendant plastic surgeon in July 2011 seeking abdominoplas­ty, breast reduction with lift, and accompanying liposuction. On the morning of July 22, 2011, defendant performed bilateral breast reduction, abdominoplasty, suction-assisted li­pectomy of the love handles, flanks, and outer ...

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Cancer patient has complications following surgical error – $1M Settlement (access required)

This was a medical malpractice case, which settled at mediation. Plaintiff has over $100,000 in special damages. The plaintiff, a married executive, is cur­rently 50 years old. It was undisputed at mediation that during the performance of a laparoscopic lower ...

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Norfolk jeweler defrauded customers of diamond rings – $379,000 Verdict (access required)

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On Sept. 15, 2016, a Norfolk jury awarded a total of $379,475 in damages – including $140,850 in punitive damages for actual fraud and $95,450 in increased damages un­der the Virginia Con­sumer Protection Act – to two men defrauded by ...

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Driver injured on Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel – $1.5M Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was stopped behind a trac­tor-trailer, which was also stopped for traf­fic at the approach to the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel at ap­proximately 10 p.m. on Aug. 20, 2013. The defendant did not see the stopped vehicle and struck ...

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Norfolk jeweler defrauded customers of diamond rings – $379,000 Verdict (access required)

Ring_FEA

On Sept. 15, 2016, a Norfolk jury awarded a total of $379,475 in damages – including $140,850 in punitive damages for actual fraud and $95,450 in increased damages un­der the Virginia Con­sumer Protection Act – to two men defrauded by ...

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Dentist wasn’t negligent in not discovering patient’s cancer – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff’s dece­dent was a 62-year-old mother of four adult children who presented to the defendant den­tist in July 2011 with complaints of a severe toothache on the lower left side of her mouth. Dr. Lee examined her mouth and ...

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Driver injured in wreck after woman runs stop sign – $1.3M Settlement (access required)

Defendant, an elderly white female, ran a stop sign and hit the side of the vehicle that plaintiff, a 52-year-old white male, was driving. The vehicle was owned by plaintiff’s employer. The impact pushed the plaintiff’s vehicle onto a curb ...

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Motorcyclist injured by inexperienced driver – $245,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a ship­yard worker, com­pleted his shift at midnight and be­gan his customary journey home on his motorcycle. He was very accustomed to the route to his family home in the country where he lives with his wife, children and ...

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