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Jury awards full amount of unpaid wages to former jeweler – $185,000 Verdict (access required)

In 2007, long-time jeweler Ralph Brown told his friend, Robert “Buddy” Goodnight, that he was planning to close his jewelry store and retire. Brown told Goodnight a liquidator had given him a value of $483,000 as to what he would ...

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Pedestrian struck when two cars collided at Beach intersection – $875,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a pedestrian walking westbound on Virginia Beach Boulevard toward the intersection of Groveland Road on Sept. 4, 2013. The defendant was traveling westbound on Virginia Beach Boulevard and attempted to turn left onto Groveland Road. Upon turning, ...

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Missed diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis leads to teen’s death – $455,000 settlement (access required)

The decedent was a 17-year-old female who presented to a community hospital emergency department with a history of severe right leg pain and swelling beginning after a surgical abortion performed five days earlier. The emergency room physician did not calculate ...

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Doctors failed to diagnose neck fracture visible on X-ray – $1,350,000 Settlement (access required)

As of December 2012, the plaintiff, 83, was the primary caretaker of his wife of more than 60 years and their mentally challenged adult son. He was a retired Air Force chaplain who had been awarded a Bronze Star for ...

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Surgeon lacerated small bowel, arteries during hysterectomy – $650,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff, 45, was an administrative specialist with a top secret clearance employed at a U.S. defense intelligence center in Charlottesville when she suffered “atypical complex hyperplasia,” a female endometrial abnormal condition marked by excessive bleeding, cramping and pain. The ...

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Extent of plaintiff’s brain injury at issue in auto accident case – $815,000 Settlement (access required)

A pick-up truck driver ran a red light at the intersection of Independence Boulevard and Virginia Beach Boulevard in Virginia Beach, hitting the plaintiff’s car. The 21-year-old plaintiff received standard work-up for concussion at the hospital emergency room. He was ...

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Office worker suffered neck and back injuries after elevator malfunction – $205,000 Settlement (access required)

A worker in an office building in Hampton Roads was injured by a malfunctioning elevator. The elevator twice stopped and started abruptly, trapping the plaintiff between floors before eventually opening. The exact nature of the event was hotly contested. The ...

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Injured truck driver resolves PI and workers’ comp claims – $831,000 Settlement and $369,619 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, a resident of Pittsylvania County, owned and operated a cattle farm and a bed and breakfast after retiring from Pepsi Cola. To earn some extra money, he took a job transporting mail for a private contractor to the ...

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Man diagnosed with blood disorder discharged from hospital – Defense Verdict (access required)

On a Sunday morning in 2009, the 65-year-old decedent presented to the emergency department with symptoms of worsening skin rash, specifically petechiae and purpura (bleeding in the skin) all over his body including his face, scalp and in his mouth. ...

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