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Cancer patient has complications following surgical error – $1M Settlement (access required)

This was a medical malpractice case, which settled at mediation. Plaintiff has over $100,000 in special damages. The plaintiff, a married executive, is cur­rently 50 years old. It was undisputed at mediation that during the performance of a laparoscopic lower ...

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Norfolk jeweler defrauded customers of diamond rings – $379,000 Verdict (access required)

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On Sept. 15, 2016, a Norfolk jury awarded a total of $379,475 in damages – including $140,850 in punitive damages for actual fraud and $95,450 in increased damages un­der the Virginia Con­sumer Protection Act – to two men defrauded by ...

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Driver injured on Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel – $1.5M Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was stopped behind a trac­tor-trailer, which was also stopped for traf­fic at the approach to the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel at ap­proximately 10 p.m. on Aug. 20, 2013. The defendant did not see the stopped vehicle and struck ...

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Norfolk jeweler defrauded customers of diamond rings – $379,000 Verdict (access required)

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On Sept. 15, 2016, a Norfolk jury awarded a total of $379,475 in damages – including $140,850 in punitive damages for actual fraud and $95,450 in increased damages un­der the Virginia Con­sumer Protection Act – to two men defrauded by ...

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Dentist wasn’t negligent in not discovering patient’s cancer – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff’s dece­dent was a 62-year-old mother of four adult children who presented to the defendant den­tist in July 2011 with complaints of a severe toothache on the lower left side of her mouth. Dr. Lee examined her mouth and ...

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Driver injured in wreck after woman runs stop sign – $1.3M Settlement (access required)

Defendant, an elderly white female, ran a stop sign and hit the side of the vehicle that plaintiff, a 52-year-old white male, was driving. The vehicle was owned by plaintiff’s employer. The impact pushed the plaintiff’s vehicle onto a curb ...

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Motorcyclist injured by inexperienced driver – $245,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a ship­yard worker, com­pleted his shift at midnight and be­gan his customary journey home on his motorcycle. He was very accustomed to the route to his family home in the country where he lives with his wife, children and ...

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Doctor sued for not doing surgery herself, calling for specialist – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Feb. 9, 2014, the defendant was serving as the on-call general surgeon for a local community hospital. She received three pages from an emergency medicine physician about a patient in the Emergency Department. During their first telephone call, the ...

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ER providers failed to recognize lower leg bleed – $700,000 Settlement (access required)

On Oct. 11, 2012, plaintiff, a 36-year-old African-American male, presented to the emergency department with excruciating 10 out of 10 left calf pain not attributable to any specific injury. By way of history, plaintiff reported an embolic stroke occurring several ...

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Patient claimed weakness after back surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Feb. 19, 2010, plaintiff underwent revision of a spinal cord stimulator module to ad-dress chronic lower back and lower extremity pain. Plain-tiff’s surgical course was unremarkable, and the surgery was successful in replacing the stimulator. But upon emergence from ...

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