Tag Archives: Alexandria Circuit Court

Plaintiff sued over gangrene following leg amputation – Defense Verdict (access required)

Suffering from severe and longstand­ing peripheral vascular disease, Mar­tha Aughavin, an active 87-year-old who worked until she was 85, underwent a right below-the-knee amputation with vas­cular surgeon, Stanley Crossland, MD, on March 27, 2011, at Reston Hospital. Cross­land had performed ...

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Man died during series of tests set by cardiologist – Defense Verdict (access required)

Jody Houston, a 54-year-old avid kayaker and stock trader, presented to the defendant cardiologist on March 25, 2013, with a history of chest pain for two months, gastric reflux, high cholesterol, a lifetime of cigarette smoking, and an abnormal EKG ...

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Woman lost security clearance at job due to brain injury – $1,900,000 Settlement (access required)

As plaintiff was stepping off an elevator into the marble foyer of her office building, she slipped on a recently mopped wet  floor. There were no wet floor or other caution signs placed at that time. As a result of ...

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Bus driver who hit pedestrian had multiple accidents on record – $4,500,000 Verdict (access required)

On Aug. 6, 2014, the plaintiff was crossing a crosswalk near the King Street Metro Station in Alexandria, when she was struck by a left-turning bus. She was struck from behind when she was approximately three-quarters across the crosswalk. As ...

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Jury awards policy limits to man injured in rear-end collision – $100,000 Verdict (access required)

In 2011, while attempting to merge onto Duke Street from Van Dorn Street in Alexandria, the plaintiff was rear-ended by the defendant. Although the defendant was driving a sedan and the plaintiff was in a truck, the impact totaled the ...

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Plaintiff claims surgeon used outdated procedure – Defense Verdict (access required)

The 71-year-old plaintiff underwent a laparascopic cholecystectomy on May 21, 2008, for acute and chronic cholecystitis (inflammation of the gall bladder) and gall stones (cholelithiasis). Intra-operatively, the defendant surgeon found a severely taut and inflamed gall bladder. Otherwise, the surgery ...

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