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Retained sponge required surgical removal – $350,000 Settlement (access required)

A laparotomy sponge was retained in the plaintiff following surgery. Another surgical procedure was required to remove the sponge. [12-T-157] Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Retained sponge Date resolved: Aug. 1, 2012 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $350,000 ...

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Railing collapsed, man fell from third floor landing – $1,850,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was visiting a friend at a Richmond apartment complex when he was injured after falling from the 3rd floor common area. The plaintiff was leaning against the wooden guardrail smoking a cigarette when the railing collapsed, causing him ...

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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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