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Woman had bad headache, later suffered aneurysm and died – Defense Verdict (access required)

Decedent presented to Lynchburg General Hospital’s emergency department on July 19, 2013, complaining of “one of the worst headaches” she had ever experienced. Decedent’s symptoms in­cluded a week-long head­ache unaffected by over-the-counter medication, dizziness upon standing, nausea, and vomiting. Decedent’s ...

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Disabled vet bought car that could not support wheelchair, recovers under Consumer Protection act – $31,314 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff Diane Applewhaite is a dis­abled Navy veteran who went to Koons Automotive Inc. in Woodbridge to pur­chase a vehicle. She had recently been prescribed by her physician to use an electric wheelchair, and needed to pur­chase a vehicle that ...

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Doctor prevails in retained object case, gets unpaid fees – Defense Verdict (access required)

This was a retained object case brought against a gynecolog­ic surgeon. Plaintiff underwent surgery for removal of multi­ple uterine fibroids. Part of the surgical procedure involved insertion of a uterine manipulator, which was comprised of multiple, detachable parts. During that ...

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Passenger in T-bone crash suffers mild TBI, memory loss – $65,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was the front-seat passen­ger in her husband’s Toyota sedan, which was T-boned by a ve­hicle going 60 MPH. The plaintiff said 40-45 MPH, but an in­dependent witness said 60. Plaintiff was ambulatory after the crash, but later de­veloped dizziness, ...

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Firearm accessory failed, plaintiff was shot in the wrist – $2,000,000 Settlement (access required)

The case involved a firearm accessory known as a verti­cal fore grip. The grip failed while being used by the plaintiff on a bull pup, pump-action shotgun, causing the plaintiff’s left arm (grip in hand) to slide beyond the end ...

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4th Circuit: Carrier has duty to defend, even if there are excluded claims – Declaratory judgment (access required)

On March 3, 2015, homeowners sued ARC Construction LLC and Ali Ergul, ARC’s manager, in the District of Co­lumbia Superior Court with regard to renovation and demolition work performed on their neighbors’ half of a duplex home. The plaintiffs, who ...

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