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Patient fall case settled for $1.5M – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

Medical malpractice case of alleged patient fall. [16-T-067]   Type of action: Medical Malpractice Court: Newport News Tried before: N/A Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $1,500,000.00 Attorneys for plaintiff: Avery T. Waterman Jr., Newport News

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Defendant hit middle car, which crashed into plaintiff’s vehicle – $200,000 Settlement (access required)

On May 4, 2013, the plain­tiff was driving his 2009 Ford F-150 southbound on US Route 1 (aka Washington Highway), and was stopped at the intersection with Kos­mo Village Drive waiting for oncoming traffic to clear so he could turn ...

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Motorcyclist settles for all available coverage on car – $1,350,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was rid­ing a motorcycle, and the defendant was driv­ing a car, as they both entered the same inter­section. The defendant struck the motorcyclist, causing him to suffer extensive injuries. The defendant was a young adult with no assets. ...

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EMTALA claim settled after death of drug-using woman – $1,100,000 Settlement (access required)

A $1,100,000 settlement has been reached with a western Virginia hospital and emergency room phy­sician for the death of a 27-year-old needle drug-us­ing woman who had previ­ously given up the custody of her two children, ages 12 and 8. The ...

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Army nurse sues her own hospital for baby’s death – $1,175,000 Settlement (access required)

A nurse-soldier who accused her peers at an Army hospital of letting her son suffocate in a mis­handled labor and deliv­ery has won a seven-fig­ure settlement from the U.S. government. The plaintiff was a 26-year-old, active-duty enlisted soldier in the ...

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Defense tried to hold car-wreck plaintiff’s excellent recovery against him – $1,800,000 Settlement (access required)

Tractor-trailer ver­sus motor vehicle ac­cident along I-95 in Virginia. Case was vigorously defended on grounds that none of plaintiff ’s injuries required surgical in­tervention, despite bad injuries plaintiff made an excellent recovery with limited medical care after one year, and ...

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Women suffered brain injury from rear-ender – $100,000 Settlement (access required)

The plain­tiff suffered a mild traumatic brain injury when she was rear-ended while waiting to merge onto a busy road during the morning rush hour in Vir­ginia Beach. The defendant claimed that the impact was a low-speed tap which was ...

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