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Motorcyclist’s leg crushed when struck by drunken driver – $600,000 Settlement (access required)

On March 26, 2012, the 32-year-old plaintiff was injured while riding his motorcycle on Prince William Parkway. Plaintiff was in a right turn lane when the defendant, driving while intoxicated, drifted into the turn lane and struck the plaintiff’s motorcycle, ...

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Health center failed to screen for prostate cancer – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent was a truck driver on the Eastern Shore. During the period of October 1999 to May 2007 he was treated at the Eastern Shore Rural Health Center more than 60 times for various ailments, and considered the clinic to ...

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Plaintiff ran off road due to snow, defendant claims – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was driving north on Route 29 crossing the Tye River Bridge. She was passed by two tractor-trailers, and then felt a crash and heard an explosion, which she asserted was the defendant running into the rear of her vehicle. ...

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Brain tumor symptoms misdiagnosed as anxiety disorder – $1,300,000 Verdict (access required)

This case involved a claim by a 25-year-old married mother of two young children for failure to diagnose a trigeminal schwannoma, a benign extra-axial brain tumor behind her left eye.  The tumor pressed against the nerve fibers of the dura ...

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Housing authority’s appraisal was not just compensation, jury rules – $3,756,250 Verdict (access required)

Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority condemned a 50,000 square foot parcel of land at the corner of Killam and 39th Street in Norfolk, originally offering the property owner $2,080,000 as just compensation for the property. The land acquired by the ...

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Hotel developer wins summary judgment on fraud count – $366,526 Verdict (access required)

This was a breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and piercing the corporate veil suit by a hotel development company to recover an escrow deposit from a real estate brokerage firm that failed to return it. U.S. District Judge Liam O’Grady ...

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Woman is permanently disabled after auto accident – $1,900,000 Settlement (access required)

On Nov. 14, 2011, the 45-year-old plaintiff was seriously injured after the driver of a commercial vehicle ran a red light in Bristow and slammed into her car, causing the vehicle to overturn several times. Plaintiff was rescued from her ...

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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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