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Head-on crash left plaintiff with permanent leg impairment – $762,500 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a 62-year-old man involved in a head-on collision in Fluvanna County. The defendant admitted liability. The plaintiff, who was retired at the time of the accident, suffered a severely comminuted grade II right open pilon fracture of ...

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Decedent’s chest X-ray showed signs of dissection, experts claim – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

On March 2, 2012, plaintiff’s decedent, a 41-year-old shipyard worker, presented to defendant hospital’s emergency room at approximately 1:00 a.m. with a history of smoking and a chief complaint of chest pain radiating to his neck/throat with nausea. The pain ...

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Podiatrist severed patient’s tibial nerve during foot surgery – $1,700,000 Verdict (access required)

This case arose out of a surgical procedure performed in 2009. Defendant podiatrist performed a total ankle replacement on the plaintiff. During the course of the operation, defendant severed plaintiff’s posterior tibial nerve. The allegation in the case was that ...

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Nursing students sue after school loses accreditation, closes – $17,500,000 Settlement (access required)

In 2011, a class action lawsuit was filed against Mountain State University on behalf of a Bachelor of Science in nursing student and other similarly situated nursing students and graduates, alleging that MSU failed to honestly and accurately represent the ...

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Dump truck driver lost control and struck tractor-trailer – $385,000 Settlement (access required)

On Jan. 28, 2013, plaintiff was driving a 1995 Peterbilt tractor-trailer eastbound on Route 93 in Grant County, West Virginia. Defendant was driving a 1996 International dump truck owned by BTC Trucking, Inc. westbound on Route 93 when a vehicle ...

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ATV fell off forklift, striking plaintiff – $1,550,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 61-year-old truck driver, sustained injuries on Nov. 4, 2010, when defendant’s employee was in the process of offloading an ATV from plaintiff’s truck with a forklift after plaintiff had delivered the truck to the premises of the defendant ...

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Injured highway worker reaches settlement in p.i., comp claims – $936,775 Settlement and $1,930,000 Settlement (access required)

This case stemmed from an accident that occurred at approximately 3:00 a.m. on Sept. 14, 2012, on I-264 in Norfolk. The intoxicated defendant drove around orange cones and a stationary state police cruiser with flashing blue lights at a road ...

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Child died after falling through railing of hotel balcony – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

The infant decedent, nearly 3 years old, and members of her family rented a room at the defendant hotel for an overnight stay at the beach. Hotel personnel assigned the family to an upper-story oceanfront room. The hotel was built ...

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D.C. law firm settles legal malpractice case for six-figure amount – Confidential Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff had been romantically involved with a boyfriend for more than 25 years. Plaintiff worked with the boyfriend on various defense contracts in the Midwest. The boyfriend boasted he was an operative for a national security agency and could have ...

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