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Barge company held liable in death of sailor in James – $1,250,000 Verdict (access required)

While taking part in training exercises on the James River, decedent Freddie Porter, a storekeeper seaman in the U.S. Navy, was killed when his rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RHIBs) was struck by one of an array of barges being towed by ...

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Patient’s death blamed on delay in treatment – $150,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent, a 77-year-old female, died in the Williamsburg Community Hospital of a ventricular tachycardiac arrhythmia. Plaintiff alleged that the defendant cardiologist and emergency room group failed to treat her in a timely fashion. Decedent had a prosthetic heart valve installed ...

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Biker injured by John Doe in Interstate 264 accident – $150,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was leading a group of motorcyclists on Interstate 264 when a John Doe vehicle merged onto the highway in front of him a few cars lengths away and braked suddenly. In attempting to stop his motorcycle, plaintiff experienced ...

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Drug conviction of mother complicates infant settlement – $350,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was the mother of an 8-year-old boy who was killed instantly by the operator of a Dodge Durango in a residential driveway on private property in broad daylight. After running over the child with both right tires, the operator ...

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Legs amputated after delay in notifying doctor – $1,600,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a 60-year-old long-time smoker diagnosed with laryngeal cancer which required a laryngectomy. Following his 10-hour surgery, nurses noticed diminished pulses in his feet and discoloration on the soles. According to the nurses, this finding was made at 8:30 ...

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Carolina motorist suffers mild TBI from collision – $3,000,000 Settlement (access required)

This case is thought to be the largest mild traumatic brain injury settlement in South Carolina. Plaintiff was broadsided by defendants’ truck. She struggled to complete college and in fact obtained a degree in accounting after the crash. She attempted ...

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Driver suffers shoulder, back injuries in intersection crash – $115,000 Verdict (access required)

This case arose out of a motor vehicle collision that occurred at the intersection of Rollingwood Road and Courthouse Road in Spotsylvania County on April 27, 2008. Prior to impact, the plaintiff driver had been stopped at a red light ...

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Handymen burned in propane furnace explosion – $2,000,000 and $250,000 Settlements (access required)

On the morning of Nov. 10, 2007, two contractors in their early 60s who did handyman work for a mobile home court near Harrisonburg went to the property to examine a propane furnace in one of the units. One of ...

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Girl burned during highlighting of hair, undergoes skin graft – $200,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 14-year-old, went to a hair salon to have her hair highlighted. She had never colored or highlighted her hair before. Defendant hair stylist failed to test the hair color product on a patch of plaintiff’s skin before application. ...

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