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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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Female lifeguard prevails in federal retaliation suit – $17,500 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 25-year-old female, had been a supervisor with the Virginia Beach Lifesaving Service since 2005. She sued for gender discrimination due to lack of promotion, and then for retaliation after being fired within weeks of the VBLS learning she ...

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Loss of oxygen during orthopedic surgery led to brain injury, death – Confidential Settlement (access required)

A 58-year-old male with a medical history of cervical fusion and rheumatoid arthritis suffered a dislocation of a left hip prosthesis after a fall. After presenting to the emergency room, he was evaluated prior to the orthopedic surgery required to ...

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Ureter damaged during hysterectomy – $300,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, age 39, went to see the defendant gynecologist with complaints of abdominal pain and distention. A CT scan confirmed a large fibroid uterus and a total abdominal hysterectomy was planned. The procedure was performed without apparent complication and the ...

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