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EMTALA claim settled after death of drug-using woman – $1,100,000 Settlement (access required)

A $1,100,000 settlement has been reached with a western Virginia hospital and emergency room phy­sician for the death of a 27-year-old needle drug-us­ing woman who had previ­ously given up the custody of her two children, ages 12 and 8. The ...

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Army nurse sues her own hospital for baby’s death – $1,175,000 Settlement (access required)

A nurse-soldier who accused her peers at an Army hospital of letting her son suffocate in a mis­handled labor and deliv­ery has won a seven-fig­ure settlement from the U.S. government. The plaintiff was a 26-year-old, active-duty enlisted soldier in the ...

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Defense tried to hold car-wreck plaintiff’s excellent recovery against him – $1,800,000 Settlement (access required)

Tractor-trailer ver­sus motor vehicle ac­cident along I-95 in Virginia. Case was vigorously defended on grounds that none of plaintiff ’s injuries required surgical in­tervention, despite bad injuries plaintiff made an excellent recovery with limited medical care after one year, and ...

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Women suffered brain injury from rear-ender – $100,000 Settlement (access required)

The plain­tiff suffered a mild traumatic brain injury when she was rear-ended while waiting to merge onto a busy road during the morning rush hour in Vir­ginia Beach. The defendant claimed that the impact was a low-speed tap which was ...

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Driver claimed punitives against defendant with BAC of .191 – $205,000 Settlement (access required)

Mrs. Rosenblatt was injured when her car was struck in an inter­section after the defen­dant ran a red light. Defendant was arrested and charged with DWI with a BAC of .191. Mrs. Rosenblatt was knocked unconscious in the collision, and ...

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Suit over title to property relied on motions practice – $6,240 Settlement (access required)

This is a complex title related lawsuit in­volving several parties. The parties engaged in heavy motions practice before Fair­fax Circuit Judges Robert Smith and John Tran. The case centered on a lien pri­ority dispute involv­ing several parties over a $3.2M ...

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Bone gave way unexpectedly during back surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 51-year-old nurse with a history of back surgery, underwent sur­gery to fuse four vertebrae (L2-L5) using a minimally invasive technique known as eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF). A preoperative DEXA scan con­firmed good bone quality to support a ...

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Fairfax crossing guard struck by car, foot was run over – Settlement (access required)

In February 2012, plaintiff was working as a Fairfax County school crossing guard at Flint Hill Ele­mentary School in Vienna, Virgin­ia, when she was struck, knocked down and her foot run over by a vehicle driven by the defendant. Plaintiff ...

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Rear-ender by tow truck caused mild TBA, permanent problems – $800,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s vehicle was rear-ended by a tow truck on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. She was medically evacuated by helicopter to Norfolk General Hospital where she was diagnosed. She suffered a mild traumatic brain injury with personality changes, memory diffi­culty ...

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