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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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Insurance carrier loses declaratory judgment action on UIM – Verdict for Defendants (access required)

In a case of first impression, U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema provides Virginia counsel with a blueprint on how to calculate UIM coverage when there are multiple claimants involved. Dale Ray Parrott and his wife, Shirley Ann Parrott, were killed ...

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Two doctors denied fault in gastric bybass error – $1,690,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a bariatric patient who underwent gastric bypass surgery. The surgery was a laparoscopic procedure performed with the assistance of a da Vinci robot. The purpose of the procedure was to create a small stomach pouch, about the size ...

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Diabetic patient with abnormal blood readings was sent home – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff’s decedent was a 57-year-old-woman who suffered from diabetes, but otherwise enjoyed good health. In July 2010, she presented to her primary care physician’s office with complaints of three days of nausea and vomiting, diarrhea and an inability to ...

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Plaintiff claimed post-surgery wound was a pressure ulcer – Defense Verdict (access required)

In September 2008, plaintiff injured his knee. After his doctors cleared him for surgery, Dr. Russ performed a total knee replacement at Lonesome Pine Hospital on June 1, 2009. The knee replacement was successful. After plaintiff’s epidural block was removed, ...

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Settlement reached in FTCA birth injury lawsuit – $25,184,489 Settlement (access required)

Capt. Andrew Cibula and Jennifer Cibula, parents of JC, sued the United States of America alleging that Navy physicians mismanaged Mrs. Cibula’s first pregnancy, thereby causing JC to suffer a catastrophic brain injury shortly before birth. Mrs. Cibula was taking ...

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