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Drunken drivers struck equipment, killing crewman – $5,000,000 Verdict (access required)

Two intoxicated drivers entered a work zone and struck a blade implement hanging off the rear of a construction tractor. The impact turned the tractor and pinned the decedent, a road crewman, between the blade and a dump truck. Defendants ...

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Auto accident complicated recovery from recent surgery – $35,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff had undergone a massive panniculectomy and tummy tuck on Nov. 27, 2009. On Dec. 25, 2009, she was involved in a motor vehicle collision where the defendant backed into her and fled the scene. There was minimal property ...

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Patient developed serious infections following colon resection – $725,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was taken to the emergency room after experiencing nausea, vomiting and severe abdominal pain for a week. While in the ER, the plaintiff underwent a CT of the abdomen and pelvis. Results showed a markedly distended colon at ...

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Plaintiff prevails in first case brought under amended VFATA – $208,100 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff is a licensed architect with 35 years of experience in construction management and architecture. He was hired in January 2008 by the City of Alexandria to be the senior project manager for the new Alexandria police facility. The “APF” ...

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Coast Guard officer suffered electric shock from boatlift – $525,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a 33-year-old Coast Guard security officer transferred to Virginia. Several weeks after moving into a rental property with several docks and electric boatlifts, he and his roommates were fishing off the property’s dock. While standing on a ...

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Consent to terminate pregnancy at issue in med mal case – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff underwent a medical termination of pregnancy and bilateral tubal ligation procedure. She claimed she consented to the procedures due to a heart condition, which she subsequently learned did not exist. The defendant OB/GYN physician maintained the plaintiff herself requested ...

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Defendants say plaintiff knew risks, but gave her consent – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, age 52, was seen initially by defendant urogynecologist on April 22, 2009, for a second opinion evaluation of stage III anterior pelvic organ prolapse, high transverse fascial defect, stress urinary incontinence and distal rectocele. A prior community gynecologist, Dr. ...

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