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Delay in treatment led to vision loss, plaintiff claims – $1,100,000 Settlement (access required)

On Sept. 22, 2009, the plaintiff was seen by the defendant neuro-opthalmologist for evaluation.  The plaintiff reported a history of approximately six months of intermittent bilateral blurred vision and the acute onset of flashes of light bilaterally, which would encompass ...

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Mug shot publication listed wrong charges under plaintiff’s photo – $22,000 Verdict (access required)

On March 20, 2012, Shenandoah Crime Times published the plaintiff’s mug shot and alleged criminal charge, which read: “JAMES SUDDARTH, POSSESS, TRANSPORT FIREARMS BY CONVICTED FELONS X 2; DISCHARGE OF FIREARM IN OCCUPIED BUILDING; RECKLESS HANDLING OF FIREARM CPD.” The ...

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Both parties claimed to have right-of-way in auto accident – $100,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was traveling westbound in the left through lane of E. Little Creek Road in Norfolk with a claim of a solid green light. Defendant was traveling eastbound on the same road, attempting to exercise a U-turn from the ...

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Family doctor failed to investigate patient’s elevated liver enzymes – $950,000 Settlement (access required)

The defendant was the primary care physician for the plaintiff’s decedent for approximately 12 years. During that 12-year period, the decedent saw the defendant more than 40 times, and underwent more than 20 separate blood studies. Each study showed elevated ...

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Defense ‘injury causation’ testimony contested in TBI case – $2,450,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a 48-year-old project manager returning home after work on Interstate 95. He stopped his pickup truck behind other stopped vehicles and was rear-ended by an asphalt-spreader truck. The asphalt truck left 140 feet of skid marks before impact. ...

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Defendant gave conflicting accounts of bicycle/pedestrian wreck – $300,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiffs’ decedent was an 80-year-old woman who was taking her daily morning walk on the Washington/Old Dominion recreational trail in Arlington County. At the junction of Four Mile Run and Columbia Pile, she was hit in the back by ...

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Rights and duties of bicyclist at issue in tractor-trailer accident – $4,575,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a 25-year-old citizen of Poland living in the United States on a work visa; he was riding a bicycle eastbound on a sidewalk on Richmond Road in Williamsburg. At the same time, a driver of a tractor-trailer was ...

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Plaintiff recovers against former lawyer after med mal case dismissed – $4,000,000 Verdict (access required)

This was a legal malpractice lawsuit arising out of a medical malpractice claim. Plaintiff was an active and athletic 13-year-old when she was diagnosed with adolescent scoliosis. She sought treatment from Dr. Susan Atkins, a Richmond pediatric orthopedist, who ultimately ...

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