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Lawyer served wrong defendant three days before service date – $190,886 Verdict (access required)

This legal malpractice action arose out of an underlying personal injury action wherein the minor plaintiff (at the time of the motor vehicle collision) suffered facial lacerations and other injuries in a head-on motor vehicle collision. Defendant in the legal ...

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Mother alleges faulty water heater repair led to toddler’s scald injury – $310,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff alleged that the defendant, a residential apartment building management company, performed a negligent repair of the gas hot water heater in her apartment. This resulted in water being discharged from her bathroom sink faucet in excess of 150 degrees ...

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Injured railroad worker sought wage loss recovery under FELA – $4,500,000 Verdict (access required)

On June 13, 2008, Kirk Davis was working as a Remote Control Operator (RCO) in the Roanoke Material Yard when he tripped on a railroad tie, severely twisting his right ankle. His accident was not witnessed. The tie on which ...

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Pedestrian hit on store sidewalk recovers for emotional injuries – $324,000 Verdict (access required)

On March 9, 2007, the vehicle driven by the defendant approached a set of parking spaces in front of a gas-station convenience store. The defendant did not stop, ran over the curb onto the sidewalk in front of store, and ...

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Woman dies nine weeks after slip & fall, causation contested – $2,400,000 Settlement (access required)

The decedent was a registered nurse, wife and mother of two who fell on the steps at a commercial facility. The plaintiff alleged that the steps were not built according to the building code, such that the defendants were negligent ...

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Arbitrator finds proof of TBI in auto-accident case – $740,000 Arbitration Award (access required)

The contested issue was whether plaintiff suffered anything more than strains and a concussion that resolved in a very short period. Plaintiff had base-line neuropsychological testing done years earlier for the purpose of vocational testing, and was found to be ...

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Veteran suffered stroke after stay in VA hospital – $275,000 Settlement (access required)

On May 31, 2010, a veteran living in Southwest Virginia was experiencing shortness of breath. He presented to and was admitted to the VA hospital for inpatient care. He remained in there until his discharge on June 3, 2010. The ...

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Man posed as clinical psychologist in child sex abuse case – $15,400,000 Verdict (access required)

The sexual abuse victim was 13 to 14 years old at the time of the sexual abuse against him by his 47-year-old “counselor,” James W. Davis, who was posing as a clinical psychologist. On two occasions during the course of ...

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