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Postal worker struck by tractor-trailer – $625,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was struck by a tractor-trailer while driving his U.S. Postal Service vehicle. He sustained $126,000 in medical bills and a partial wage loss of $48,000 that was ongoing. [15-T-106]   Type of action: Personal injury – auto accident Injuries ...

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Disability benefits terminated based on comp/severance release – $399,168 in benefits reinstated (access required)

The claimant was injured at work on Dec. 19, 2011. Two claims arose out of that injury: a workers’ compensation claim and an ERISA long-term disability benefits claim. Reliance Standard began paying benefits after agreeing  that the claimant was disabled ...

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Doctor completely transected ureter during hysterectomy – $350,000 Settlement (access required)

On May 14, 2013, the defendant performed a total vaginal hysterectomy on the plaintiff. During the procedure, the plaintiff suffered an iatrogenic injury to her left ureter, whereby the ureter was transected and/or fused shut, preventing the flow of urine ...

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Unnecessary surgery led to vision impairment, job loss – $1,600,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff suffered permanent central vision loss in her right eye following a vitrectomy performed by Dr. Randall Wong at Capital Eye Consultants. Dr. Wong performed the surgery to repair an epiretinal membrane. The plaintiff alleged that the surgery was ...

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Pedestrian struck by turning car while crossing intersection – $65,000 Arbitration Award (access required)

Plaintiff was an 18-year-old female pedestrian who crossed in a designated marked crosswalk at the intersection of Richmond Highway and Frye Road in Alexandria on July 26, 2013. The defendant was traveling east on Frye Road, preparing to make a ...

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Driver backing out of driveway caused 3-car collision – $90,000 Settlement (access required)

On Aug. 1, 2012, plaintiff, a 25-year-old senior consultant for the Department of the Navy was traveling southbound on N. Quincy Street in Arlington when the defendant backed out of her driveway. When the defendant entered the roadway, she was ...

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Infant had no long-term deficits from placental disruption – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, age 38, underwent an elective Caesarean section on Nov. 13, 2009. Her prenatal course had been complicated by gestational diabetes and concern regarding placental location. The defendant OB/GYN practice and an OB/GYN from the practice (not a defendant to ...

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Judge rules landowner can deny access to easement – Motion to strike granted (access required)

In this case for injunctive relief, the plaintiff and defendant, who are brother and sister, had been deeded certain tracts of land. One tract, deeded to the plaintiff, contained the old family home in which the parties’ mother reserved a ...

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Phone captured audio of doctor mocking unconscious patient – $500,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff underwent a colonoscopy to evaluate an undiagnosed condition. Because the plaintiff knew that he would be groggy after the colonoscopy and might not remember the doctor’s findings and instructions, he set his iPhone to record the after-procedure conversation in ...

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Flaggers allegedly misdirected traffic, caused accident – $1,452,250 Settlement (access required)

On Aug. 3, 2012, the defendant asphalt company was laying 1,150 tons of shoulder stone on the southbound and northbound shoulders of Rt. 669 in Culpeper. At the end of the day, the crew was working at the southern end ...

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