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Unnecessary back surgery resulted in chronic pain – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff alleged unnecessary spinal surgery employing 22 medical devices in an anterior-posterior three-level fusion. Plaintiff’s experts, two orthopedic surgeons, were anticipated to testify that the surgery was unsupported by clinical findings, history and imaging, which indicated mild degenerative changes and ...

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Subcontractor’s mishap caused hydrochloric acid spill – $7,250,000 Settlement (access required)

This litigation involved a June 2011 hydrochloric acid spill at Micron’s Manassas microchip factory. A worker for a Safway subcontractor dropped a scaffolding deck board. The board broke a pipe carrying concentrated hydrochloric acid. More than 4,000 gallons of acid ...

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Pedestrian crossed intersection against “don’t walk” signal – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff claimed that as he was crossing the street he was struck by defendant’s pick-up truck, which was making a left turn at the intersection of Cary Street and Auburn Avenue in Richmond’s Carytown. Plaintiff alleged that the pedestrian had ...

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Auto accident complicated prior cervical injuries – $700,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, a 52-year-old female, was exiting a private driveway onto Hull Street Road in Richmond when she claims the defendant ran a red light, thereby striking her vehicle. The defendant denied running the red light. The plaintiff was transported ...

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Plaintiff claimed permanent leg injury from skin cancer – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was treated at defendant’s dermatology practice from 2005 to 2010 for leg ulcerations, squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma. Defendant performed multiple biopsies, injections, ED&Cs and eventually Mohs procedures. Plaintiff alleged that defendant’s failure to diagnose and provide ...

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Hip surgery patient claimed she was not informed of nerve injury risk – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 64-year-old woman, underwent right total hip arthroplasty in 2008 with the defendant orthopedic surgeon and suffered a sciatic nerve injury resulting in foot drop. Prior to the 2008 surgery, the patient had undergone several procedures, including spine surgery ...

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Stiffer spinal brace would have prevented surgery, plaintiff claimed – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Nov. 29, 2005, the plaintiff was involved in a single car accident, after which she was brought to the emergency department at Smyth County Community Hospital. Imaging studies showed a mild compression fracture of T-12. The patient was admitted ...

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Despite diagnosis of brain swelling, patient not referred to surgeon – $4,000,000 Verdict (access required)

This case arose from medical care provided to the plaintiff at INOVA Mt. Vernon Rehabilitation Hospital by defendant doctor from Sept. 14 to Oct. 9, 2010. Plaintiff contended that he is now permanently blind because, while under defendant’s care, he ...

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Undiagnosed mass caused sudden death of 1-year-old – Defense Verdict (access required)

Decedent was born on May 11, 2011. The defendant pediatricians treated her from her first day of life and saw her regularly in the office over the next 12 months for routine wellness checks and sick visits. At three months ...

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Passenger suffered TBI in collision with tractor-trailer – $3,500,000 Settlement (access required)

The 23-year-old plaintiff was a passenger in a full-sized pick-up truck traveling the speed limit on a two-lane road in Suffolk. The weather was clear and the road conditions were dry. A vehicle traveling in the opposite direction, waiting to ...

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