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15-year-old suffers eye injury, concussion from football – $275,000 Settlement (access required)

While at a birthday party for a mutual friend, the defendant 15-year-old boy threw a football at the plaintiff, also a 15-year-old boy. The end of the football struck the plaintiff’s right eye. The defendant testified during his deposition that ...

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Law firm recovers fees for communications law work – $91,013 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a communications law firm with its principal office in Arlington, filed a breach of contract action to recover attorney fees owed by a New York-based business that owns and operates AM radio stations in several states. The plaintiff firm ...

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Nursing home resident dies from head injury – Confidential Settlement (access required)

This case involved a mandatory arbitration clause in a nursing home contract.  However, the court denied the defendant’s motion to compel arbitration because the person signing the contract had no legal authority to act for or bind the resident. Plaintiff’s decedent was ...

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Failures in care alleged after premature birth – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent and his twin sister were born healthy at 27 weeks gestation. Decedent was placed in the neonatal intensive care unit. Six days after birth, a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) was inserted into the right axilla and used to ...

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Patient alleges delay in heart attack diagnosis -$375,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff went to defendant hospital’s emergency department with complaint of acute onset of chest pain or discomfort. The parties disagreed as to her presenting symptoms. Plaintiff alleged negligent delay in diagnosing the myocardial infarction that she was having and in ...

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Plaintiff’s obesity complicates settlement of traffic case – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

This case arose out of a motor vehicle collision that occurred on Temple Avenue in Prince George County on Aug. 3, 2007. The road has four lanes and a grass median. The plaintiff, Teresa McKay, was driving her Nissan Sentra ...

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HVAC subcontractor accused of shorting its sheet metal sub – $1,872,430 Verdict (access required)

Attard Industries Inc., a sheet metal sub-subcontractor on a project at Dulles International Airport, alleged that it was wrongfully terminated by Jett Mechanical Inc., the plumbing and HVAC subcontractor, after complaining about lack of payment for change orders that had ...

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Instructor disputes allegations of impropriety with students – $175,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff is a U.Va. PhD candidate who taught microbiology at Piedmont Virginia Community College as an adjunct instructor. One of his students complained to her mother about how the plaintiff conducted his classes and because he refused to give her ...

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12-year-old suffers complications from rollerblading fracture – $613,312 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 12-year-old boy, suffered a comminuted left femur fracture while rollerblading on Nov. 25, 2006.  The defendant applied external fixation (a kind of mobile traction device) and set the fracture in varus (outward bowing) somewhere between 12 degrees and ...

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