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Plaintiff wanted less than demand to avoid trial, but carrier balked – $50,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was a 26-year-old wom­an driving home along the Virginia Beach oceanfront at 11 p.m. The de­fendant ran a red light at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Ave­nue. Plaintiff’s ve­hicle overturned, and the windshield blew out showering ...

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Resolution of umbrella coverage allows settlement to paraplegic – $2.8 Million Settlement (access required)

In June 2015, Tan­ya Dombrosky, 16, crashed her Hyundai Veloster in Botetourt County, hitting a tree and rolling the car. Lia­bility was not seriously contested. Her unre­strained passenger, Matthew Green, 17, was ejected from the vehicle and suffered a fractured ...

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Man fell forward on stairs, flower pots blocked railing – $1,250,000 Settlement (access required)

On Nov. 3, 2015, the plaintiff, 59, was picked up by his octo­genarian father out­side of his apartment building. Because of the plaintiff’s co-mor­bidities, including a prior stroke, toe amputation, and pancreas and kidney transplants, he did not drive. The ...

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Woman suffered heel injury in T-bone collision – $1 Million Settlement (access required)

This was a personal injury case aris­ing from a motor vehicle collision in Hanover County on March 15, 2015. The plaintiff, 22 at the time, was driving home from the grocery store when the defendant ran a stop-sign and T-boned ...

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Record personal injury verdict scored in DC in med-mal case – $8,350,000 Verdict (access required)

A man and his wife have recovered a ver­dict in D.C. Superior Court of $8,350,000. This verdict is a record for personal injury verdicts in D.C., the Superior Court started keeping comprehensive statistics on all in­jury verdicts in 2007. Mr. ...

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Passenger suffered back injuries in crash – $1 Million Settlement (access required)

The 20-year-old plaintiff was a back­seat passenger in her friend’s vehicle in Oakton, when the vehicle left the road and knocked down an electric pole and a street sign before smash­ing into a tree. Plaintiff suffered catastrophic inju­ries to her ...

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Plaintiff claimed delay in surgery exacerbated injury – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged that he was misdiag­nosed and received negligent treatment after a left biceps tendon rupture. After an injury at work, the patient was seen in de­fendant’s urgent care clinic. A physician as­sistant diagnosed a forearm and arm strain and ...

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Jury finds for police officer in tort suit – Defense Verdict (access required)

A two-day trial that returned a verdict in favor of Richmond police officer Eric Allen on a complaint by plaintiff demanding $300,000 in com­pensatory damages and $300,000 in punitive damages based upon claims of assault and battery, false impris­onment, and ...

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Man injured while pushing large dumpster, claim settled – $1,287,000 Settlement (access required)

Claimant was injured at work pushing a large dumpster in two separate inci­dents in 2002 and 2003. He underwent five surgeries. He entered into a permanent and total disability award in 2012. He takes several daily medications, uses a wheelchair ...

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Doctor proceeded with elbow surgery without consulting nerve specialist – $675,000 Settlement (access required)

In this medical malpractice case, the 46-year-old plaintiff had experienced recurring right elbow pain and both posterior and lateral joint line pain that had not responded to physical therapy, anti-inflammatory drugs or injections. Plaintiff, who is right-hand domi­nant, also reported ...

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