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Defendant disputes disk surgery related to crash – $60,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged that a disk injury that required surgery was caused by an automobile accident. Defendant admitted liability for the accident but contended that the injury was not related to the accident. [11-T-060] Type of action: Personal injury – auto ...

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Homeowners allege fraud in refinancing of mortgage – Confidential Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff homeowners refinanced their pre-existing mortgage in 2007 with a new loan from defendant lender. Plaintiffs alleged that they requested a new mortgage without mortgage insurance and were promised orally and in writing that the new loan would not have ...

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Woman suffers stroke after infertility treatment – $1,500,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff suffered a stroke after undergoing in vitro fertilization therapy. Her attorneys contended that that the defendant physician was negligent because he ignored warning signs for ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) and continued the therapy. The syndrome developed and caused enlargement ...

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No biopsy performed to test for autoimmune hepatitis – $780,000 Settlement (access required)

A 60-year-old African American male was referred by his primary care physician to the defendant, a gastroenterologist, for evaluation of chronically elevated liver enzymes. As part of the evaluation, laboratory tests were ordered, which excluded viral hepatitis, certain genetic disorders, ...

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Former sanitation district employees say general manager defamed them – $155,000 Settlement (access required)

Two former employees of the Hampton Roads Sanitation District alleged that they were defamed by statements the general manger of the district made to the media after disclosure that a new computer system had resulted in artificially high bills in ...

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Motorcycle hits garbage truck off Duke Street in Alexandria – Defense verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was riding a high-performance motorcycle, making a right turn from Duke Street onto Daingerfield Road in Alexandria when she struck defendant’s garbage truck, which was making a left turn into narrow driveway. The truck driver and a helper testified ...

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Infant suffers brachial plexus injury during induced labor – $850,000 Settlement (access required)

On Nov. 30, 2008, plaintiff was admitted into the hospital for elective induction of labor and vaginal delivery. On Dec. 1, pitocin was started and plaintiff’s membranes were artificially ruptured. A few hours later plaintiff was fully dilated and ordered ...

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Nursing home patient chokes on meatball – $300,000 Settlement (access required)

The decedent, a 70-year-old woman, was a nursing home patient with a complicated medical history, including recurrent strokes, bilateral foot drop, heart disease, chronic debilitation and an overall failure to thrive. The decedent was admitted to defendant’s nursing home facility ...

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