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Head-on collision left plaintiff with severe headaches – $250,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was struck head-on on Va. Rt. 40 in Franklin County by a vehicle operated by the defendant. Defendant veered into plaintiff’s lane of travel. Both vehicles were damaged, and defendant admitted liability for the accident. Plaintiff went to the ...

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Settlement negotiated for injured Patriot Guard rider – $1,247,144 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 63-year-old Portsmouth resident and member of the Patriot Guard Motorcycle Association, was on a mission to attend a funeral for a fallen veteran when the defendant, driving an F-250 Ford pickup truck, crossed the double yellow lines and ...

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Experts key to successful mediation in slip & fall case – $395,000 Settlement (access required)

In a trip-and-fall case, where liability would have been strongly contested at trial, the claim of an 82-year-old man against a commercial retailer was settled in mediation. The past medical expenses were approximately $128,539.46, with future medicals estimated between $2,000 ...

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Faulty building repairs led to carbon monoxide deaths – $2,500,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedents, a husband and wife in their late 60s, died from carbon monoxide poisoning. The couple was discovered dead in their rental apartment. The apartment contained extreme levels of carbon monoxide, which after an extensive investigation, was found to ...

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Plaintiff suffered shoulder injury in rear-ender – $145,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff’s vehicle was rear-ended by an off-duty state trooper. Plaintiff suffered a rotator cuff tear as a result of the accident. The case settled shortly before trial. [13-T-092] Type of action: Personal injury – automobile accident Injuries alleged: Rotator ...

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Man died from undiagnosed brain infection – $1,700,000 Settlement (access required)

The 33-year-old decedent was hospitalized with a fever, headache, brain lesion and blurred vision. He was diagnosed with a venous sinus thrombosis and remained febrile. An infection was considered, but antibiotics were never administered. The patient died five days later ...

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Industrial worker suffered TBI, blindness due to machine failure – $14,000,000 Settlement (access required)

On Jan. 20, 2009, the plaintiff was operating a high-speed CNC vertical machine for his employer when the tool that he had inserted into the machine catastrophically failed, was ejected out of the machine and struck the plaintiff in his ...

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Diabetic lost arm and leg after infection went undiagnosed – $6,700,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a diabetic, was hit by a car while a pedestrian. He suffered a tibial plateau and wrist fracture, which resulted in an open reduction and internal fixation. He was discharged within a week of the first admission, on Nov. ...

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