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Doc delayed testing despite symptoms, history – $2,000,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff is a 45-year-old husband and father of four young children. He is a professional who earns an excellent living for his family. In 2010, plaintiff presented to his primary care provider with stomach pain and gastrointestinal problems. He had ...

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Interstate rear-ender worsened plaintiff’s lumbar issues – $600,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was on her way to work at Norfolk General Hospital when traffic slowed to a stop on the I-264 West. Defendant failed to appreciate the slow down while his cruise control was allegedly at 60mph and violently rear-ended the ...

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Injured longshoreman settles after complex dec action – $3,500,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff worked as a tanker man aboard a barge discharging oil at a dock. Defendants, who had limited insurance coverage for a seaman, took the position that plaintiff was a seaman. Plaintiff claimed he was a longshoreman. After a trial ...

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Teacher filed suit after disability benefits canceled – Reinstatement of benefits (access required)

Plaintiff, a local elementary school teacher, had a long-term disability policy with Prudential. The policy was sponsored by the school board. Plaintiff had applied for and received LTD for 14 months. The benefits for plaintiff’s disability were capped at 24 ...

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Patient with breathing problems died after hospital discharge – $2,475,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff proved to a nine-member jury that on Sept. 1, 2011, Virginia Hospital Center negligently discharged the decedent, Jill Decker, with an impaired respiratory status and low O2 levels. Decedent, age 78, was a patient at VHC for wrist ...

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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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