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Nerve damage from motorcycle wreck caused chronic nausea – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

During the summer of 2013, the plaintiff, a retired registered nurse, was the passenger on the back of her friend’s Harley-Davidson motorcycle. They were taking a short ride in the Fredericksburg area on a 55 mph highway on a sunny ...

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Small intestine perforated during gynecological surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

In August 2010, plaintiff, a 47-year-old financial analyst with the Department of Defense, saw the defendant gynecologist for longstanding pelvic pain due to uterine fibroids. A laparoscopic hysterectomy was planned. On Nov. 3, 2010, the defendant started the laparoscopic procedure ...

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Supervisor accused of assault and battery sues for defamation – $15,000 Verdict (access required)

Both the plaintiff and defendant were federal government employees in June 2013. At that time, the defendant had been subject to an internal complaint by his supervisor, the plaintiff, due to aggressive behavior at the workplace. Shortly after the plaintiff’s ...

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Bicyclist traveling against traffic was struck by van – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was riding his bicycle in a slight northeasterly direction across the southbound lanes of the 200 block of N. Birdneck Road in Virginia Beach, toward the Food Lion shopping center entrance, when his bicycle collided with the defendant’s ...

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Head-on crash left plaintiff with permanent leg impairment – $762,500 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a 62-year-old man involved in a head-on collision in Fluvanna County. The defendant admitted liability. The plaintiff, who was retired at the time of the accident, suffered a severely comminuted grade II right open pilon fracture of ...

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Decedent’s chest X-ray showed signs of dissection, experts claim – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

On March 2, 2012, plaintiff’s decedent, a 41-year-old shipyard worker, presented to defendant hospital’s emergency room at approximately 1:00 a.m. with a history of smoking and a chief complaint of chest pain radiating to his neck/throat with nausea. The pain ...

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Podiatrist severed patient’s tibial nerve during foot surgery – $1,700,000 Verdict (access required)

This case arose out of a surgical procedure performed in 2009. Defendant podiatrist performed a total ankle replacement on the plaintiff. During the course of the operation, defendant severed plaintiff’s posterior tibial nerve. The allegation in the case was that ...

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Nursing students sue after school loses accreditation, closes – $17,500,000 Settlement (access required)

In 2011, a class action lawsuit was filed against Mountain State University on behalf of a Bachelor of Science in nursing student and other similarly situated nursing students and graduates, alleging that MSU failed to honestly and accurately represent the ...

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