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Tractor-trailer passenger suffered brain injury in I-81 collision – $3,700,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, age 51, was a passenger in a tractor-trailer heading south on Interstate 81. Defendant was heading north on Interstate 81 and ran off the road. Defendant’s truck came across the median and the trailer blocked the southbound lanes, resulting ...

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Surgeon perforated plaintiff’s bowel three times during surgery – Confidential Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, a 65-year-old woman, scheduled routine surgery to repair a recurrent ventral incisional hernia at a local hospital. The defendant surgeon told the family that he would utilize a laparoscopic approach, unless he encountered significant intraoperative complications, at which ...

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Hip replacement left woman with permanent impairment – $1,100,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, a 47-year-old female who suffered pain and the dysfunction of her right hip, went to the defendant, who diagnosed her as having degenerative arthritis of her right hip secondary to subluxation of the hip with a shallow acetabulum. ...

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Metal truss fell over during “fun run” event, crushing child’s foot – $11,575,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, an active 6-year-old girl, completed the CNN Healthy Kids Fun Run held Oct. 30, 2010, on the grounds of the Pentagon. According to court filings, the race was sponsored by Cable News Network, Inc. (“CNN”) and marketed and implemented ...

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Longshoreman unable to work after motorcycle collided with tractor-trailer – $1,132,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 54-year-old male, was operating his motorcycle on Turnpike Road in Portsmouth when the defendant tractor-trailer driver failed to yield the right-of-way by making an illegal u-turn in front of the plaintiff. The collision resulted in the plaintiff’s hand ...

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Separate settlements negotiated for couple injured in head-on collision – $150,000 and $1,125,000 Settlements (access required)

On Oct. 19, 2010, plaintiff Edward Kehoe, age 82, was lawfully operating a 2007 Lexus 350 traveling eastbound at 55 mph on Victory Boulevard (RTE 171) in York County. His wife, plaintiff Mary Kehoe, age 79, was a restrained front ...

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Administrative denial of adoption subsidy overturned – Verdict for Plaintiffs (access required)

Plaintiffs were the foster parents/ prospective adoptive parents of an infant child that had been placed in their home by local DSS days after the child’s birth in April 2009. The birth parents’ parental rights were terminated in March 2010, ...

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Dump truck driver struck and killed by train on private roadway – $2,500,000 Verdict (access required)

The decedent was a dump truck driver carrying gravel to a worksite on private land reached by a private road within Prince William County. As the decedent traveled down a dirt road to an unmarked railroad crossing, his view to ...

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Surgeon cut wrong duct during gallbladder surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Feb. 5, 2009, the 26-year-old plaintiff was admitted to the hospital after a series of gallbladder attacks. Pre-operative imaging disclosed that the plaintiff had a common bile duct that was 2.9 mm in diameter, but her biliary anatomy was ...

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