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Jury: FAA doctor not liable for failure to diagnose prostate cancer – Defense Verdict (access required)

This medical malpractice case involved allegations of delayed diagnosis of prostate cancer. The plaintiff is a successful real estate developer and former state government official. He alleged that the defendant practice group’s physician was negligent in failing to diagnose his ...

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Two family members killed in Interstate collision – $4,550,000 Settlement and $2,000,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedents, a 71-year-old driver and her 17-year-old female passenger, were in an automobile traveling on the Interstate, when the car directly ahead became disabled and slowed in order to exit onto the shoulder of the highway.  The decedent driver, a ...

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Adult children deemed beneficiaries in wrongful death settlement – $635,000 Settlement (access required)

On March 5, 2013, the 79-year-old decedent was driving south toward Harrisonburg on Route 11. At the same time, defendant was driving a poultry litter delivery truck for his employer, headed north on Route 11. Defendant suddenly drove off the ...

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Disabled student thrown from bus wheelchair ramp – $110,000 Settlement (access required)

On Jan. 13, 2012, the 22-year-old plaintiff, who is disabled with cerebral palsy, was injured when two Henrico County Public School bus attendants attempted to remove him from the school’s handicapped bus by utilizing the bus’s lift. The attendants got ...

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Epidural steroid injection led to permanent paralysis – $6,400,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 49-year-old man, presented for a left L3 transforaminal epidural steroid injection to be performed using CT fluoroscopic guidance. Approximately 60 seconds after the injection of Kenalog, plaintiff began to experience permanent paralysis. Subsequent studies revealed a spinal cord ...

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Woman died after complications from outpatient procedure – $4,000,000 Verdict (access required)

The decedent was a 42-year-old mother of three boys and the wife of a recently retired Marine drill sergeant. She went to Henrico Doctors Hospital on July 10, 2009, for a tubal ligation. It was to be an outpatient procedure, ...

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PET scans showed evidence of brain damage after collision – $1,500,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff is a Ph.D. research biochemist, 57, who was rear-ended by the defendant. Plaintiff struck his head on the steering wheel but did not lose consciousness. He was, however, extremely confused and dazed at the crash site. He initially treated ...

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Woman claims she was unlawfully incarcerated for 87 days – Defense verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was arrested on or about Oct. 22, 2009, for threatening to burn her mother’s house in violation of §18.2-83 of the Code of Virginia. Following her arrest, plaintiff was incarcerated, initially at the Hampton City Jail and subsequently the ...

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