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Jury out nine minutes in Chesterfield car wreck case – Defense Verdict (access required)

This accident occurred on Labor Day weekend in 2014 at the intersec­tion of White Pine and Belmont Roads in Chesterfield County. Damage to both vehicles was severe and both parties left the scene by ambulance. According to the defendant and ...

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Man developed flesh-eating disease in tooth – $3,743,671.23 Verdict (access required)

On July 27, 2010, plaintiff called defendant’s office due to pain he had been experiencing for approximately two weeks from a badly decayed tooth (#31, a lower right 2nd molar). A different dentist had advised plaintiff 18 months prior that ...

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Wrongful death settlement may be record for Amherst County – $1,900,000 Settlement (access required)

Dennis Cash ran a family garage and wrecker service from Madison Heights. On Feb. 27, 2012, a gravel truck overturned on State Route 130 on Snowden Mountain, completely blocking one lane and partially blocking another of the twisting mountain road. ...

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Carrier reverses denial of ERISA benefits during appeal – $947,394 Settlement (Administrative Appeal) (access required)

The claimant was a network planner/installer who was injured in a surfing accident in August 2014 when he fractured one of his cervical vertebrae. He then developed chronic, debilitating pain. He applied for disability benefits through his employer’s ERISA governed ...

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Juror misconduct was alleged in med-mal trial – Defense Verdict (access required)

This medical malpractice trial involved the death of a patient after an arrest and code during an upper endoscopy.  Plaintiff alleged that the defendants were negligent in their pre-procedure planning, performance of the sedation and endoscopy, and that the resuscitative ...

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Defense admitted negligence, but claimed cell phone use by plaintiff (access required)

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at approximately 1:19 p.m. Cathy Skeeters was driving a 2013 Chevrolet Impala southbound on Route 35 in Sussex County. Skeeters approached the intersection of Route 626, a 1995 Western S Tractor, with trailer, owned by ...

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Man died during series of tests set by cardiologist – Defense Verdict (access required)

Jody Houston, a 54-year-old avid kayaker and stock trader, presented to the defendant cardiologist on March 25, 2013, with a history of chest pain for two months, gastric reflux, high cholesterol, a lifetime of cigarette smoking, and an abnormal EKG ...

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