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Pre-K student struck and killed by bus in school parking lot – $4,357,431 Verdict (access required)

On Jan. 9, 2009, the decedent, a 4-year-old pre-kindergarten student, got off his bus at the elementary school to cross the parking lot and go into the school. As the boy was crossing the parking lot to join his classmates ...

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Uterine and bowel perforations went unrecognized for two days – $5,000,000 Verdict (access required)

On Dec. 31, 2008, defendant physician performed on the plaintiff a D & C and hysteroscopy. Visualization of the interior of the uterus revealed a uterine fundal polyp that the defendant removed blindly in fragments. During the removal process, defendant ...

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Nuclear energy company sought royalties owed under agreement – $16,075,000 Verdict (access required)

Areva alleged that the Babcock & Wilcox Companies owed it money pursuant to a 2004 sub-license of a nuclear technology agreement. Under that agreement, B & W was supposed to pay Areva a 4 percent royalty on contracts it obtained ...

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Plaintiff sustained nerve injury from elective cosmetic procedure – $500,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged negligence, battery and failure to obtain informed consent regarding elective cosmetic surgery procedures. At trial, plaintiff focused mostly on an ulnar nerve injury that she sustained from a forearm/elbow lift, alleging that it was a much more dangerous ...

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Boy suffered catastrophic injuries in crash with dump truck – $22,000,000 Settlement (access required)

This personal injury action arises out of a commercial vehicle crash that occurred on July 5, 2012. Plaintiff, a 12-year-old boy, was riding as a rear seat passenger in a 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer driven by a family friend. The vehicle ...

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Patient struck by falling shelf in chiropractor’s office – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was lying on a treatment table in a chiropractor’s office when a shelf installed by the defendant chiropractor fell from the wall and struck the plaintiff’s head and neck. There was only $1,000,000 in coverage. Plaintiff’s counsel refused to ...

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Plaintiff hit his head during minor wreck, had brain injury – $2,700,000 Settlement (access required)

Defendant’s van changed lanes and forced plaintiff’s truck into a curb. There was minor property damage. Plaintiff struck his head on the doorpost, and sustained a mild traumatic brain injury and lumbar strain. [14-T-195] Type of action: Personal injury – ...

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Auto accident plaintiff needed multiple neck and spine surgeries – $2,500,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a 55-year-old nurse who was rear-ended while stopped in traffic. She suffered significant neck injuries, undergoing multiple injections and three separate spine surgeries involving discectomy, fixation and fusion at the cervical and lumbar levels. The defense admitted ...

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Metastatic cancer originally diaganosed as non-invasive – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

In April 2009, the plaintiff noticed a lump in her right breast. She quickly presented to her gynecologist, who referred her to a surgeon for evaluation. Because of a suspicious finding in her biopsy, she then underwent a lumpectomy and ...

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Woman died from heart disease six days after hospitalization – Motion to Strike Granted (access required)

The decedent was a 28-year-old female who presented to the emergency department of Sentara CarePlex Hospital on Feb. 1, 2011, shortly after midnight. She complained of having developed episodes of sharp subscapular chest pain (lasting about five minutes) earlier that ...

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