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Plaintiff claimed distress after taking blood pressure medicine – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged that Medical Associates of Southwest Virginia though its agent physician breached the standard of care when an angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitor (ACE inhibitor) was prescribed to treat her high blood pressure in February 2010. The plaintiff claimed that Ramipril, the ...

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Mandatory attorney’s fees awarded in precedent-setting VFATA case – $243,684 Verdict (access required)

On March 8, 2013, a jury ruled in favor of an architect fired by the City of Alexandria, in the first case tried under the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act’s anti-retaliation provisions, Va. Code 8.01-216.8 et seq. Plaintiff’s petition for ...

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Tractor-trailer pulled into path of oncoming motorcycle – $500,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a 30-year-old Brunswick County deputy sheriff who was returning from a visit at his grandmother’s house to his residence on April 2, 2009, when he collided with a tractor-trailer. Plaintiff was driving a 2004 Kawasaki motorcycle. The motorcycle ...

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Patient died during recovery from hip surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

Decedent presented to the hospital for reconstructive hip arthroplasty. Subsequent to the procedure, decedent was diagnosed with a post-surgical ileus. Plaintiff alleged that defendants failed to properly manage the patient post-surgery, and that led to his aspiration and ultimately his ...

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Construction injury case reached settlement after mistrial – $1,350,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was 19 years old when he was injured on July 31, 2007. He was working as a groundsman in Winchester, where his job was to change the massive auger on a piece of heavy equipment called a LoDril ...

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Defendant was reading map prior to crash, plaintiff alleges – $400,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a 24-year-old college student rear-ended in Chesterfield County by the defendant, a Children’s Hospital therapist who was attempting to drive and read Mapquest directions at the same time. Defendant alleged that the plaintiff stopped suddenly in front of ...

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Walmart customer seriously injured in slip & fall – $11,250,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a customer at a Walmart store in Stafford County. A Walmart employee had mopped the floor and left the area to get a warning cone. While the employee was gone, plaintiff came into the area. Plaintiff did not ...

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Toddler suffered brain injury in fall from hotel balcony – $10,900,000 Settlement (access required)

The 2-year-old plaintiff was severely injured at a hotel when he fell through a second floor balcony railing landing head first on the pavement below. The balcony railing was missing a vertical bar, resulting in a 12-inch-wide opening. The plaintiff ...

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Plaintiff entitled to $19M in additional tax credits for property – $19,000,000 Verdict (access required)

This case stems from the conservation tax credit program codified under Virginia law at Code § 58.1-512. Under that program, when a grantor donates land for conservation purposes, the Department of Taxation is to issue tax credits in an amount ...

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