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Agreement reached in auto accident case after challenging mediation – $1,550,000 Settlement (access required)

While driving a large king cab pick-up for his employer, the plaintiff was struck from behind by a van operated by an employee of an HVAC service company. Photos taken at the scene revealed minimal property damage to either vehicle, ...

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Defendant admits she was distracted, may have run red light – $78,000 Settlement (access required)

On July 14, 2011, plaintiff, a member of the U.S. Coast Guard investigative services, was a rear-seat passenger in a vehicle occupied by fellow agents, traveling southbound at the intersection of E. Broad Street and 8th Street in Richmond. The ...

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Injured worker received additional $221K in Medicare, Social Security – $463,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a 35-year-old man who injured his hands and wrists in a work accident. As a consequence of that injury he developed RSD/CRPS. After initially being denied, counsel was able to have the RSD/CRPS accepted as compensable. The claimant ...

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Defense: Bowel perforation was caused by obstruction, not instrument – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 48-year-old former dancer, had suffered from longstanding low back pain with radiation/numbness into her leg due to severe spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis and degenerative disc disease at L4-L5. Conservative measures such as physical therapy, epidural injections and anti-inflammatories had ...

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Apartment complex guest attacked by tenant’s pit bull – Confidential Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was walking a friend’s old dog in an apartment complex, when she and the dog were attacked by a pit bull owned by the defendant, another tenant. Plaintiff’s first attorneys filed suit against the individual tenant and then withdrew ...

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Patient’s health declined within first week of facility stay – $1,250,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent, a 76-year-old woman, was admitted to a skilled and long-term care facility where she was to undergo physical therapy following hospitalization for aggravation of a pre-existing compression fracture in her spine. Upon admission, she was noted to be alert ...

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Identity of driver at issue in wrongful death case – $1,880,385 Verdict (access required)

This wrongful death litigation arose out of a single-vehicle accident that occurred at approximately 6:00 a.m. on Feb. 10, 2013. Ikeyia Jones, age 18, was killed after being ejected from a speeding car that struck the brick wall of Blandford ...

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Plaintiff remained unaware of blood test results, had heart attack – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Nov. 5, 2008, plaintiff presented to the defendant hospital’s emergency department complaining of chest pain. Blood tests were ordered, which revealed that plaintiff had an elevated troponin, indicating a probable myocardial infarction. The ED staff could not locate plaintiff ...

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Plaintiff became legally blind following heart surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Sept. 29, 2010, plaintiff presented to the emergency department complaining of shortness of breath and chest pain. After an echocardiogram and cardiac catheterization confirmed a prior myocardial infarction and severe coronary artery disease, a decision was made to take ...

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