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Car wreck exacerbated long-time neck, back issues – $245,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, an insur­ance agent, was hit on her driver’s side door at an intersec­tion by the defendant who ran a red light. Plaintiff suffered neck injuries exacerbating longstanding neck and back injuries and re-injuring prior sur­gical sites in her cervi­cal ...

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Man fell at Beach hotel patio, injured shoulder – $75,000 Settlement (access required)

On May 15, 2013, plaintiff, a retired ex­ecutive police officer, accompanied his wife to a convention at defen­dant’s hotel. After sun­set that evening, at ap­proximately 8:30 p.m., while walking through an un-illuminated out­door patio adjacent to the hotel swimming pool, ...

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Plaintiff gets top end of high-low agreement – $50,000 Verdict (access required)

This case involved a rear-end collision in Norfolk. The plain­tiff was transported by ambulance and treated in the emer­gency room. She followed up with an orthopedic surgeon who referred her to physical therapy. Her physical thera­py lasted four weeks. The ...

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Man, 82, hurt in car-truck collision, never really recovered – $915,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent, Donald Namuth, was an 82-year-old male, who despite his age, led a very active lifestyle and lived in Freder­icksburg. The defendants, Hands on Truck­ing LLC, had its principal place of business in Baltimore, Maryland and Roane lived in ...

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Man struck while directing bike race traffic settles for policy limits – $500,000 Settlement (access required)

On Oct. 4, 2014, Mr. Hamlet was helping direct traffic for a bike race during the course of his employment with the New Kent Coun­ty Sherriff’s Office. The defendant vehicle, a 2001 Dodge Ram, was southbound on Hen­peck Road at ...

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Driver ran stop sign, plaintiff suffered concussion – $175,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was broad­sided by defendant who ran a stop sign. He had to be extricated from his vehicle but did not suf­fer any life-threatening injury. He was taken to the emergency depart­ment, evaluated and re­leased. He returned sev­eral hours later ...

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Plaintiff sued over gangrene following leg amputation – Defense Verdict (access required)

Suffering from severe and longstand­ing peripheral vascular disease, Mar­tha Aughavin, an active 87-year-old who worked until she was 85, underwent a right below-the-knee amputation with vas­cular surgeon, Stanley Crossland, MD, on March 27, 2011, at Reston Hospital. Cross­land had performed ...

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Hand injury restricted man from working out, resulted in weight gain – $175,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a young man who suf­fered injuries to his dominant right hand when he was rear-end­ed on I-495 in heavy Labor Day weekend traffic. At the time of impact, the plaintiff had just finished down-shifting and was moving ...

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Patient developed pressure wound during hospital stay – $575,000 Settlement (access required)

The 55-year-old male patient present­ed to a local teaching hospital with altered mental status, gener­alized weakness and shortness of breath. His health history in­cluded end stage renal disease requiring hemodialysis, diabetes, tobacco use, obesity, and hypertension, all of which are ...

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