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Delayed diagnosis leads to sterility of 12-year-old girl – Confidential Settlement (access required)

This case arose from the delayed diagnosis of ovarian torsion, resulting in the sterility of a 12-year-old female. Plaintiff presented to the pediatric emergency department complaining of severe, sudden onset abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. Suspecting appendicitis, doctors performed an ...

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ABC agent hit with punitives, commonwealth found liable – $80,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was involved in a rear-end accident with the defendant, who was an intoxicated ABC agent. The defendant drank at least six beers in a three-and-a-half hour period immediately preceding the accident and had a BAC of 0.16. He ...

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Bilateral injuries to uterus occurred during hysterectomy – $725,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, age 39, went to see the defendant with complaints of heavy bleeding and severe cramping during her periods. She was evaluated by the defendant, who determined she had an enlarged fibroid uterus. After appropriate counseling, the defendant admitted the ...

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Pedestrian struck in Old Town Alexandria crosswalk – $550,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a pedestrian in Old Town Alexandria who was crossing the street in a crosswalk with her husband in the evening when she was struck by the defendant’s car. Her husband avoided being struck but he still received minor ...

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Implantation of pain pump led to bowel perforation, death – $1,550,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent died on Feb. 1, 2012, days after what should have been a routine medical procedure to implant an intrathecal pain pump, which is a medical device used to deliver pain medications directly to a patient’s spinal fluid. The ...

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Headaches persisted after auto accident – $175,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, age 52, was traveling northbound on Route 220 in Alleghany County when an oncoming vehicle turned directly in front of her, causing a collision. Plaintiff denied any injury at the scene but was evaluated a week later for neck ...

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Supervisor liable, but employer is not, on ‘Bowman’ claim – $6,713 Verdict (access required)

William Hanson sued his former employer, 1 Foot 2 Foot and its owner/supervisor, Dr. Matthew C. Dairman, for wrongful discharge. Hanson’s theory of recovery was retaliatory discharge against public policy, first recognized in Bowman v. State Bank of Keysville, 229 ...

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Coal ash settlement believed to be first of its kind in Virginia – $200,000 Settlement (access required)

Defendant owned a commercial property adjacent to the plaintiff’s business in Chesapeake. As part of the construction of a new motel, the defendant dumped toxic coal ash along both sides of the property line. Here, the defendants spread coal ash ...

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Plaintiff was delivering live animals at time of rear-ender – $225,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a middle-aged female who raised animals on a farm with her husband, was delivering animals and was stopped when she was rear-ended. Plaintiff’s vehicle was towing a trailer. Defendant denied liability and claimed that another vehicle blocked her as ...

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Plaintiff shot by third party on commercial premises – $3,000,000 Settlement (access required)

This commercial premises liability case involved recovery for independent third party criminal acts. The plaintiff suffered gunshot wounds to the abdomen and chest, minor kidney damage and post-traumatic stress disorder. [13-T-048] Type of action: Personal injury – premises liability Injuries ...

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