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Doctors failed to diagnose neck fracture visible on X-ray – $1,350,000 Settlement (access required)

As of December 2012, the plaintiff, 83, was the primary caretaker of his wife of more than 60 years and their mentally challenged adult son. He was a retired Air Force chaplain who had been awarded a Bronze Star for ...

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Surgeon lacerated small bowel, arteries during hysterectomy – $650,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff, 45, was an administrative specialist with a top secret clearance employed at a U.S. defense intelligence center in Charlottesville when she suffered “atypical complex hyperplasia,” a female endometrial abnormal condition marked by excessive bleeding, cramping and pain. The ...

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Extent of plaintiff’s brain injury at issue in auto accident case – $815,000 Settlement (access required)

A pick-up truck driver ran a red light at the intersection of Independence Boulevard and Virginia Beach Boulevard in Virginia Beach, hitting the plaintiff’s car. The 21-year-old plaintiff received standard work-up for concussion at the hospital emergency room. He was ...

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Office worker suffered neck and back injuries after elevator malfunction – $205,000 Settlement (access required)

A worker in an office building in Hampton Roads was injured by a malfunctioning elevator. The elevator twice stopped and started abruptly, trapping the plaintiff between floors before eventually opening. The exact nature of the event was hotly contested. The ...

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Injured truck driver resolves PI and workers’ comp claims – $831,000 Settlement and $369,619 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, a resident of Pittsylvania County, owned and operated a cattle farm and a bed and breakfast after retiring from Pepsi Cola. To earn some extra money, he took a job transporting mail for a private contractor to the ...

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Man diagnosed with blood disorder discharged from hospital – Defense Verdict (access required)

On a Sunday morning in 2009, the 65-year-old decedent presented to the emergency department with symptoms of worsening skin rash, specifically petechiae and purpura (bleeding in the skin) all over his body including his face, scalp and in his mouth. ...

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Trade secrets case remanded to district court, defendant settles – $275,000,000 Settlement (access required)

DuPont accused Kolon, a South Korean company, of stealing trade secrets related to Kevlar. The case proceeded to trial in July 2011, and on Sept. 14, 2011, after a seven-week trial, a U.S. District Court jury in Richmond rendered a ...

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