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Nursing home negligence alleged in patient fall – $200,000 Settlement (access required)

In August 2010, a Southwest Virginia resident was sent to a local skilled-care nursing facility after a knee replacement to receive physical therapy. Upon admission and assessment, nursing staff determined she required a two-person assist on all transfers, and a ...

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Jury finds for co-defendant in legal malpractice case – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff alleged that her attorneys breached the standard of care in handling her divorce and equitable distribution matter. Because of this alleged breach, she claimed she agreed to enter into a property settlement agreement that provided less than she ...

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Woman ejected from wheelchair on airport boarding ramp – $315,000 Settlement (access required)

The 56-year-old plaintiff was being pushed down the boarding ramp in a wheelchair at a major Virginia airport. Instead of transporting the victim down the ramp by facing the wheelchair towards the airport terminal, the airline employee admitted he was ...

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Nurse failed to recognize fetal distress, infant delivered stillborn – $845,000 Settlement (access required)

Following a completely healthy and full-term pregnancy without any maternal or fetal complications, plaintiff, age 29, was admitted into the hospital in labor. This was her first pregnancy and she and her husband were very excited. A baby shower had ...

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Three separate actions filed after shipyard explosion (access required)

In these companion cases, the three plaintiffs, all shipyard workers, were injured when an explosion ripped through a crew head and adjacent berthing area on the U.S.S. Leyte Gulf, while the ship was dry-docked at BAE Systems on Sept. 15, ...

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Claim: Trucker was distracted and on cell phone during accident – $2,500,000 Settlement (access required)

This personal injury action arose out of a tractor-trailer accident that occurred in July 4, 2010, in Wythe County on I-81 North. Plaintiff was retired, traveling home to North Carolina after judging an antique car show in Kentucky. The plaintiff ...

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