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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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College student’s cognitive struggles linked to 1999 accident – $1,700,000 Settlement (access required)

On March 15, 1999, a tractor-trailer operated by the defendant truck driver crossed over the center line of Route 340 in Clarke County, and ran nearly head-on into a Toyota Corolla driven by the plaintiff’s father.  The truck driver had ...

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Massive bleeding during hysterectomy resulted in brain damage – $1,600,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff alleged that defendant obstetricians inadvertently cut blood vessels in and around her pelvis during a laparoscopic hysterectomy and failed to timely convert to an open procedure to find the bleeders and stop the bleeding. The surgery began at ...

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Plaintiff claims heart attack should have been diagnosed sooner – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged that defendant cardiologist failed to timely diagnose and appropriately treat plaintiff’s myocardial infarction. Plaintiff was left with diminished ejection fraction of 30 percent, and required an implantable cardioverter-defribilator. Defendant denied all liability. After all of the arguments and ...

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