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Driver killed after swerving to avoid oncoming truck – $2,900,000 Settlement (access required)

The decedent was killed as a result of a motor vehicle collision that occurred on Route 15 in Leesburg. The defendant’s commercial truck crossed into the oncoming lane of travel. While there was no contact with defendant’s vehicle, the plaintiff ...

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Plaintiff was not informed of surgeon’s lack of experience – $800,000 Settlement (access required)

This case involved the defendant’s negligent laparoscopic repair of the plaintiff’s hiatal hernia and previous Nissen fundoplication. During the procedure, the defendant mistakenly stapled across the gastroesophageal junction dividing the plaintiff’s esophagus from her stomach. The defendant attempted to reattach ...

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Plaintiff agreed to carrier’s last offer following mediation – $42,500 Settlement (access required)

The 78-year-old plaintiff was a passenger in a vehicle making a left turn at a controlled intersection. The defendant was making an opposing right turn. Both drivers claimed to have had a green turn arrow. The defendant’s vehicle struck the ...

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Pedestrian struck in crosswalk succumbed to spinal injuries – $975,000 Settlement (access required)

The decedent, a longtime federal government employee, age 55, was walking to his workplace at the Fort Belvoir Commissary in a marked crosswalk at 6:45 a.m. on Nov. 25, 2014. He crossed four lanes of travel and was nearing the ...

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California appeals court reinstates verdict against drug company – $6,500,000 Verdict (access required)

Cooper v. Takeda was the first trial in the national Actos litigation efforts. Jack Cooper, a 79-year-old retired father and grandfather in San Diego, developed borderline type II diabetes in his 70s. Beginning in 2006, his primary care physician began ...

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Case against VA nursing assistant settled after summary judgment denied – $495,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was an Iraqi War veteran who suffered from PTSD. Plaintiff went to the VA Medical Center in Washington to receive treatment for the PTSD. Plaintiff was admitted to the psychiatric floor of the VA. While at the VA, plaintiff ...

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Infant was delivered stillborn after unsuccessful VBAC attempt – $1,500,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was admitted to Chesapeake General Hospital on July 12, 2009, at approximately 6:35 a.m. for labor and delivery at the 38th week of her pregnancy. Plaintiff and her unborn baby were under the defendant’s obstetrical care, as he was ...

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Newborn died following complications from cardiac catheterization – $1,275,000 Settlement (access required)

The newborn decedent was a twin who died on the ninth day of life. The twin was born prematurely at a gestational age of 33 weeks and 5 days, with a birth weight of 4.2 pounds. He was diagnosed prenatally ...

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Man, run off road, suffered significant orthopedic injuries – $2,500,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff’s car was sideswiped twice by a tractor-trailer rig on I-81 North in Botetourt County. The impact caused the car to run off the road and run into the median strip, injuring plaintiff. [15-T-088]   Type of action: Personal injury ...

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Defense points to discrepancies in auto-accident plaintiff’s records – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a passenger in a car struck by the defendant’s van as it pulled out of a gas station near Military Circle Mall in Norfolk. Plaintiff claimed to have felt a pop in her left shoulder during the accident. ...

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