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Untreated blood infection led to quadriplegia – $2,500,000 Verdict (access required)

The decedent, age 52, was admitted to the hospital with a normal white blood cell count, which started rising and went untreated with antibiotics. Defendant explored the GI etiology but not the infectious process, which required a simple blood culture ...

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Treatment of colon impaction led to perforation, plaintiff claims – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a female in her mid-fifties with a family history of cancer, was referred for colon cancer screening/ colonoscopy in July 2003. The procedure was terminated for fear of perforation. Barium enema was then recommended and performed the following day ...

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Defendant claimed pedestrian was drunk, not in crosswalk – $190,000 Verdict (access required)

This case stemmed from a motor vehicle versus pedestrian collision. Plaintiff and eyewitnesses placed the plaintiff in a marked crosswalk with a “walk” signal at the time of the collision. Defendant testified that the plaintiff ran out in front of ...

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Child who suffered burns has guaranteed payout of $3.5M – $3,000,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, age 7, was playing in his family’s yard in Chesapeake in March 2010 when he came in contact with a communications cable that had been left on plaintiff’s property by the defendant. The plaintiff touched the cable in ...

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Man with history of DVT not sent to hospital – $1,600,000 Settlement (access required)

In June 2011, a 47-year-old married father of two went to his primary care physician complaining of frequent episodes of shortness of breath. The PCP ordered testing and concluded that his symptoms were “asthmatic in quality.” Two days later, plaintiff ...

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Final offer for man injured in chain-reaction crash was $4K – $87,500 Verdict (access required)

A four-vehicle chain-reaction collision occurred on Nov. 23, 2009, in Farmville. The plaintiff, a 56-year-old male, was the driver of the first vehicle in a line of three vehicles stopped at a red light. The defendant failed to stop and ...

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Bowel perforation occurred during hysterectomy – $750,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a morbidly obese 37-year-old with chronic pelvic pain thought to be secondary to endometriosis. Extensive conservative measures were attempted but were unsuccessful. Accordingly, the decision was made to perform a laparoscopic hysterectomy. Abdominal insufflation was attempted twice with ...

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High school athlete injured in single-vehicle wreck – $75,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, age 16, was a passenger in his cousin’s vehicle. The vehicle went off the road and struck a tree. At the accident scene, the defendant allegedly apologized to the plaintiff, and told him that she had fallen asleep. Plaintiff ...

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Man with elevated liver readings not referred to specialist – $1,200,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent was treated by a family practice group for over 20 years. The case concerns this group’s failure to refer to the decedent to a specialist for chronically elevated liver function test values and/or to advise him that he had ...

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Both drivers in two-vehicle accident were negligent, jury finds – $384,853 Verdict (access required)

On Sept. 19, 2009, the plaintiffs, E. Wilkes and G. Wilkes (both 18 at the time of the accident), were passengers in a vehicle driven by co-defendant Linder westbound on Route 10 in Chesterfield County.  Linder t-boned a work van ...

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