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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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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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