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Sister wins $1.4M in suit against brother over mom’s estate – $1,422,523 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff filed suit naming three defendants: 1) plaintiff’s brother in his capacity as the administrator of their mother’s estate, 2) plaintiff’s brother individually, and 3) plaintiff’s sister-in-law. The case involved the defendant brother/son obtaining funds from his parents’ trusts in ...

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Woman out of work after grocery store slip & fall – $172,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff sustained fractures to her right arm and right leg when she tripped over the bottom of a metal plastic wrap dispenser in the defendant grocery store. Plaintiff underwent surgical repair of her injuries, and spent more than six months ...

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Plaintiff recovers damages, despite evidence of pre-existing condition – $220,000 Verdict (access required)

This case stemmed from an automobile accident where liability was admitted. The parties entered into a $250,000-$50,000 high/low agreement. All of the doctors involved in the case agreed that the plaintiff had significant pre-existing degenerative disc disease prior to the ...

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Woman chose colon stent, suffered bowel perforation – Defense verdict (access required)

Plaintiff originally came to see the defendant gastroenterologist for a GI consult on March 17, 2009. Her complaint at the time was frequent diarrhea, although she had recently finished taking an antibiotic (Augmentin) for a sinus infection in December 2008. ...

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Doctor lacked experience in performing spinal procedure – $1,700,000 Settlement (access required)

This was a personal injury action premised on surgical malpractice. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant neurosurgeon improperly performed back surgery resulting in blunt trauma to the spinal cord and paralysis from the waist down. The defendant had recently trained ...

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Worker’s leg crushed due to faulty dock plate – $1,100,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was injured while unloading a truck at Fort Belvoir. He was using a dock plate whose braking system failed, allowing it to rise up uncommanded, catching his leg between the dock plate and the pallet jack he was using. ...

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Decedent not warned of his increased risk for pulmonary embolus – $1,700,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent, age 49 at the time of his death, underwent an arthroscopy with synovectomy operative procedure on his left knee in 2006. Eight days post-op, the defendant orthopedic surgeon diagnosed the decedent with an acute deep venous thrombosis involving the ...

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Woman loses leg after post-operational rehab – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, age 72, underwent a right total ankle replacement (TAA) and Achilles tendon lengthening at Georgetown University on Nov. 6, 2006. She has a 30-year history of rheumatoid arthritis, three coronary artery bypass grafts and eight prior joint replacement surgeries. ...

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