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Inspector struck by improperly secured fire line restraining device – $2,500,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, age 56, was a fire inspector who was witnessing the hydrostatic testing of an underground fire line when a mechanical restraining device blew from the end of the line, striking the plaintiff in the chest and causing extensive ...

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Child born with cerebral palsy after labor complications – $1,850,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff went into labor at home with a midwife who had a close association with an obstetrician for 30 years. At 5:00 a.m., the midwife did a sterile vaginal exam revealing that plaintiff had progressed to eight-nine centimeters, 90 percent ...

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Log dropped on trucker’s foot – $75,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, a Hampton truck driver, was picking up a load of logs to transport. The logging company employee did not properly hoist a log, and dropped it on the trucker’s foot. The trucker suffered a fractured ankle, which required ...

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Patient suffered injuries after gynecological surgery – $390,000 Settlement (access required)

The patient, age 51, first became aware she may have a gynecologic problem when she noticed a bulge in her vagina. The defendant gynecologist assessed her as having cystocele and rectocele. The doctor recommended that the patient have a Tension ...

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Termination violated FLSA anti-retaliation clause, plaintiff claims – $400,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff Kathy P. Minor alleged defendant Bostwick Laboratories Inc. terminated her on May 12, 2008, in violation of 29 U.S.C. § 215(a)(3), the anti-retaliation provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act. From Dec. 24, 2007 until the date of her ...

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Facts confidential in brain injury case – $3,250,000 Settlement (access required)

This was a negligence action that settled during mediation. Plaintiff suffered a mild traumatic brain injury. The remaining facts are confidential. [12-T-153] Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Mild traumatic brain injury Resolved before: Mediation Date: Sept. 3, 2012 ...

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Man claims spinal cord surgery led to physical disabilities – Defense Verdict (access required)

A 60-year-old patient presented to defendant neurosurgeon with severe cervical stenosis, spinal cord impingement, and related gait, balance and sensory problems. The patient also had a 40-year history of uncontrolled diabetes and related polyneuropathy, as well as C5 radiculopathy related ...

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Farmer’s work capacity limited after auto accident -$365,935 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, age 53, was traveling eastbound on Route 42 in Craig County when he was struck by an oncoming vehicle traveling approximately 50 mph. Both vehicles were totaled and were towed from the scene. Plaintiff denied any injury at the ...

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