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Malpractice claim: Attorney failed to notify clients of court hearing – $315,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiffs hired attorney Pauline M. Ewald to represent them in two civil actions. Ewald, counsel of record for the plaintiffs, failed to appear at a final hearing in two civil matters and allegedly failed to notify the plaintiffs that ...

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Janitor’s negligence led to slip & fall, plaintiff claims – $225,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff fell at work when she crossed over a floor surface that a janitor was stripping and waxing. The janitorial service was an outside contractor. Plaintiff claimed that she had been waved through by the janitor to leave the building, ...

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Jury finds for all three defendants in med-mal death action – Defense Verdict (access required)

This case involved a 54-year-old male who was overweight and diabetic and who had a family history of heart disease, who presented to the emergency room at Mary Washington Hospital with a history of chest pain and shortness of breath. ...

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Plaintiff’s toe developed gangrene, required amputation – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was a 67-year-old retired Marine officer and banking executive who initially presented to the defendant podiatrist with an ulcer on the ball of his right foot which he attributed to a pedicure. The defendant took x-rays, which demonstrated ...

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Woman attacked by dog in neighbor’s home – $125,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was bitten in the face and hand by a 130-pound Akita while petting the dog in the defendants’ home. Plaintiff and defendants were at a neighborhood gathering when plaintiff and a witness accompanied one of the defendants to her ...

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Workman fell through roof opening, sustained traumatic brain injury – $2,250,000 Settlement (access required)

This premises liability case stemmed from an accident that occurred on Sept. 20, 2010, in a building in Maryland. The plaintiff was employed by a Virginia corporation that had been hired by the premises occupier to power-wash and paint the ...

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Plaintiff claims dentist over-prepared teeth – Confidential Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff began treating with defendant dentist in 2010.  Defendant dentist offered to repair plaintiff’s teeth through the placement of crowns. Plaintiff agreed to the proposed dental work, which included the placement of temporary teeth, as well as two sub gingiva ...

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Pain and swelling in leg persisted after collision – $41,250 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, a 31-year-old manager of a children’s clothing store, was rear-ended on May 14, 2010. Defendant claimed during his deposition to be going 8 mph or under at the time of impact. Plaintiff was transported by ambulance to the ...

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