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$10M umbrella policy could apply to personal injury claim – $4,000,000 Settlement (access required)

On June 28, 2006, plaintiff, a 55-year-old Harvard-educated economist working at the International Monetary Fund, suffered a severe traumatic brain injury when his car was broadsided by a speeding vehicle as he was crossing over Lee Highway just north of ...

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Collision aggravated pre-existing spinal condition – $600,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff and his wife were traveling northbound in the right lane of Route 1 in Fredericksburg when defendant, driving a tractor-trailer, pulled out from a truck stop and collided with the right side of plaintiff’s car. The impact aggravated pre-existing ...

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Policy limits paid in collision case – $100,000 Settlement (access required)

This case stemmed from a rear-end collision at an intersection. The plaintiff suffered a rotator cuff injury to the left shoulder. Defendant’s auto insurance policy limits were $100,000. All bills were paid by medical insurance; there was no lien. [13-T-107] ...

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Post-surgery catheterization led to permanent bladder injury – $1,100,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a 54-year-old female college professor without any history of urologic problems who underwent a craniotomy to resect a meningioma. Plaintiff tolerated the surgery well and a Foley catheter remained in place. Nurses were to monitor plaintiff’s input and ...

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Plaintiffs claim acetaminophen toxicity led to child’s liver failure – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Dec. 17, 2008, a 6-year-old girl suffered fulminant liver failure and encephalopathy, necessitating a liver transplant and leading to permanent brain injury. The plaintiffs claimed that the child’s liver failed as a result of acetaminophen she received in the ...

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Tractor-trailer spare tire flew into plaintiff’s windshield – $200,000 Settlement (access required)

On July 25, 2012, plaintiff was traveling on I-64 westbound from Williamsburg to Richmond near Route 199, following a tractor-trailer. The spare tire carried under the trailer suddenly became loose, went airborne and crashed through the windshield of the plaintiff’s ...

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Driver ran off highway overpass, landed on plaintiff’s vehicle – $600,000 Settlement (access required)

On Oct. 8, 2010, the plaintiff was traveling on Western Street in Hopewell near the I-295 overpass when the defendant, who was traveling on I-295, ran off the embankment near the overpass and landed on the plaintiff’s vehicle. The defendant ...

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Side airbag in Hyundai vehicle failed to deploy during accident – $14,140,000 Verdict (access required)

In February 2010, the 16-year-old plaintiff sustained a traumatic brain injury when the driver’s side airbag in his 2008 Hyundai Tiburon failed to deploy during an accident in which the car struck a tree. The injured teen’s parents, as guardians ...

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Negligent hiring claim allowed to proceed in p.i. case – $375,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a flagger directing traffic on a rural two-lane winding road. Defendant, operating a large tow truck, drove around a curve and struck a stopped vehicle that had just been flagged by the plaintiff. The stopped vehicle was pushed ...

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