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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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Plaintiff claimed cardiologist failed to diagnose impending heart failure – Defense Verdict (access required)

In 2002, plaintiff was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, likely viral, and ventricular tachycardia. Echocardiography showed an ejection fraction of 25 percent or less, indicating severe disease. An AICD was placed, and plaintiff was prescribed medications including an ace inhibitor and beta ...

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Patient with history of sleep apnea died during surgical recovery – Defense Verdict (access required)

The decedent, 63, underwent a five-hour back surgery (laminectomy and fusion) on March 23, 2009, at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Her medical history was significant for obesity, severe obstructive sleep apnea, renal failure, congestive heart failure, hypertension and diabetes. The defendant ...

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