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Boy, swung by ankles by daycare worker, had fractured skull – $450,000 Settlement (access required)

On Dec. 21, 2015, Jack Smedley, a 6-year-old child, was enrolled by his parents in a before and after school program at Tiger Martial Arts. The premises of this daycare center had a surveillance system which captured Justin Branick, for ...

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Spinal surgeon placed instruments too deeply – $2,550,000 Verdict (access required)

This was a medical malpractice case against spinal surgeon Thomas J. Raley Jr., M.D., and his practice group, Advanced Spine and Pain PLLC, for injury to a patient during spinal surgery called posterior lumbar interbody fusion (“PLIF”). During surgery, Raley ...

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Motorcyclist ran into car that stopped suddenly on Interstate – $81,765.51 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was operating a motorcycle westbound on Interstate 64 near its intersection with Route 228 in Henrico County. Defendant was also westbound on Interstate 64 in an SUV and moved from the lane to the plaintiff’s left into the plaintiff’s ...

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Bowel perforation may have exacerbated existing problems – $1.65 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, 55, underwent a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. During the laparoscopy, defendant surgeon noted that a trocar may have perforated the small bowel. He looked for a perforation but did not find one. Defendant surgeon was concerned enough that he told his associates, ...

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Law firm gave inaccurate advice on FDA-compliant labeling – $200,000 Settlement (access required)

The claim was by a start-up food science company on the west coast. The compa­ny hired a large D.C. law firm to review its ingredients la­bels for a proprietary, physician-formulat­ed supplement aimed at upper respiratory infections. The prod­uct did not ...

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Condo community had been warned about snakes, woman bit on ankle – $23,000 Settlement (access required)

A 30-year-old wom­an was attacked by a poisonous snake just feet outside of her home in a condomini­um community. She was immediately tak­en to the emergency room and was there for several hours and even had to return the next ...

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Elderly woman suffered TBI after trip on steep ramp – $600,000 Settlement (access required)

An elderly woman exited a commercial facility in Hampton Roads and lost her balance on an entrance-way ramp. The 83-year-old plaintiff, who already walked with a cane for support, was unable to balance herself when the ramp caused her to ...

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Man suffered neck and back injuries after rolling car hit him – $200,775 Verdict (access required)

On the evening of Sept. 23, 2014, Roo­sevelt Washington was on his way home from watching his son practice karate. On his way home, Washington stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of Fort Mahone Street and E. South ...

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