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Truck turned against red light, striking plaintiff’s pickup – $1,750,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was driving home from dinner in a small, half-ton pickup. She was on a major roadway approaching a major intersection and had a green light. Defendant was driving a large, U-Haul type truck, traveling the opposite direction from plaintiff ...

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Patient underwent amputation after failed knee replacement – $1,750,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a 74-year-old woman with diabetes, previous stroke and cardiac catheterization with stent placement, who underwent a bilateral knee replacement surgery. Her orthopedic surgeon lacerated the popliteal artery on the first knee. Injury was diagnosed in the recovery room, ...

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Child with sleep apnea died of cardiac arrhythmia after surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Oct. 31, 2013, plaintiff’s decedent, a 5-year-old male with history of chronic severe obstructive sleep apnea underwent a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy surgery (T&A) to seek relief from the ongoing obstructions in the airway. The patient tolerated the procedure well, ...

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Driver shot by hunter taps mulitple homeowners’ policies – $1,400,000 Settlement (access required)

Tracy Epps, a 52-year-old Emporia man, was shot by a hunter as he was riding down the road on a Saturday morning with his dog. As Epps passed by an organized deer hunt operated by the Brink Hunt Club in ...

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Man pumping gas was struck by out-of-control vehicle – $1,250,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 57-year-old male, was standing at a gas station pumping gas when he was struck by a car whose driver had lost control. Plaintiff had multiple surgeries on his leg, but the doctors ultimately were not able to save ...

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Brain injury from auto accident led to subsequent fall, fracture – $404,000 Settlement (access required)

On July 19, 2011, the defendant failed to stop at a red light and struck the plaintiff’s vehicle. The plaintiff’s vehicle was destroyed by a fire as a result of the impact. The defendant was traveling 50 miles per hour ...

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VDOT worker with history of injuries settles case in mediation – $400,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 53-year-old career VDOT employee, was driving his orange VDOT pick-up truck on Interstate 64 when traffic slowed for an object in the road. The defendant, a driver of a fuel tanker truck for a local construction company, rear-ended ...

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Plaintiff suffered wrist injury after recovering from surgery – $175,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 50-year-old unemployed male, was an unlicensed driver of a friend’s car, driving home an intoxicated friend who was fighting with a boyfriend. The defendant struck his vehicle in a severe collision, totaling both cars. The week before, plaintiff ...

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UIM carrier offers more than half of limits weeks after settlement talks – $385,000 Settlement (access required)

On Dec. 15, 2010, the plaintiff was stopped for traffic when the defendant slammed into the rear of her vehicle, causing her to strike a vehicle in front of her.  The defendant stated that he was traveling 45 miles per ...

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