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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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Boat passenger thrown against rail when vessel ran aground – $3,000,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a passenger on a luxury boat that was speeding in a no-wake zone in Naples, Florida. The boat ran aground. Plaintiff was thrown against a safety rail and fractured her right orbit. [14-T-196]   Type of action: Personal ...

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Eleven-year-old sues doctors for her birth injury – $925,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, an 11-year-old girl, suffered a permanent brachial plexus injury during her birth that left her with a severe permanent disability. In 2003, plaintiff’s mother received prenatal care from defendants. Prior to labor, plaintiff’s mother had gained an excessive amount ...

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Trauma patient’s hand became purple and swollen after IV infiltration – Defense Verdict (access required)

On May 25, 2009, the 20-year-old plaintiff was involved in a major auto accident in Winchester. Plaintiff’s boyfriend and driver of the car in which she was a passenger died at the scene. Plaintiff was pulled from the burning wreckage ...

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Use of intubation during a Code Blue at issue in med-mal case – Defense Verdict (access required)

The patient was a 68-year-old male with a history of hypertension, a half-pack per day smoking habit, hypertensive heart disease, GERD, alcoholism and colon polyps. He presented to the hospital on Aug. 8, 2011, for a colectomy and subtotal and ...

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Plaintiff: Evidence of contrib not admissible under Deadman’s Statute – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

In December 2013, the driver of a commercial box truck rear-ended a van in the right hand lane on a major street in Hampton Roads with a 35 mph speed limit. The driver of the van was ejected and died ...

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Motorcyclist broke hip, leg and ankle when vehicle pulled into his path – $340,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a mostly retired fisherman, was riding his motorcycle when the defendant pulled out from a commercial parking lot into his path of travel. Plaintiff’s motorcycle was bent severely, and he suffered broken hip, leg and ankle from the collision. ...

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Plaintiff suffered multiple orthopedic injuries in I-81 head-on crash – $1,300,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 49-year-old woman, was driving southbound on I-81 for work when the defendant’s decedent left the northbound lanes of I-81, crossed the median, entered the southbound lanes, and collided head-on with the plaintiff’s vehicle. Decedent, a beloved schoolteacher in ...

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