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Whistleblower was terminated after speaking out against colleague – $819,000 Verdict (access required)

In June 2009, Dr. Weihua Huang received a grant for research regarding the genetics of nicotine addiction and smoking behavior. He alleged grant funds were charged without authorization and for work that was never performed on the grant from June ...

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Surgeon failed to remove appendix during appendectomy – $1,475,000 Settlement (access required)

A 63-year-old male on disability was admitted to the hospital with right lower quadrant pain of three days’ duration. He underwent a CT scan showing a six-centimeter fluid collection posteriorly to the cecum, consistent with abscess/perforated appendix. Given this diagnosis, ...

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Plaintiffs claim road workers waved driver through red light – $2,800,000 Settlement; $125,000 Settlement; $100,000 Settlement

The plaintiffs were traveling through an intersection near Williamsburg when the Defendant 1 ran a red light and collided with the plaintiffs’ vehicle. At the time of the accident, Defendant 2 was involved in performing commercial activity at the intersection. ...

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Woman sprains ankle in grocery store parking lot trip & fall – Defense verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged she tripped and fell over a curb stop in a Ukrop’s parking lot. She claimed that the curb stop was a hazard, namely that she could not see the curb stop because the lighting levels were low and ...

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Plaintiff argues docs should have recommended a mammogram – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent was seen by the providers at the defendant family practice over an approximately 22-year span. This care was episodic and occurred only when the decedent was ill or injured. At no time was the patient ever counseled by ...

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Defendant admitted fault in note to recovering plaintiff – $1,250,000 Settlement (access required)

The 75-year-old plaintiff was struck from behind at a high rate of speed by a full size pick-up truck after he slowed for backed up traffic on Route 33 in Hanover County. The defendant, a young college student from Colorado, ...

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Urologist operated on wrong portion of plaintiff’s kidney – $500,000 Settlement (access required)

A 57-year-old physical therapist had been diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease at age 25. The plaintiff lived a normal life without significant difficulty with her kidneys, experiencing no obstructions, stones or blood in her urine. In the spring of 2009, ...

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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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