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Defendant contributed $85K of personal assets to settlement – $385,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 47-year-old auto mechanic and divorced father of one, was riding his motorcycle to work on July 17, 2012. The defendant, a 71-year-old retired father of four, stopped at a stop sign and then pulled out without seeing the ...

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Malpractice claim: Attorney failed to notify clients of court hearing – $315,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiffs hired attorney Pauline M. Ewald to represent them in two civil actions. Ewald, counsel of record for the plaintiffs, failed to appear at a final hearing in two civil matters and allegedly failed to notify the plaintiffs that ...

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Uterine scar rupture, kidney failure result of VBAC delivery – $4,000,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff, a 34-year-old mother, was scheduled for a repeat Caesarean section, but went into labor nine days early on Aug. 1, 2010.  Labor progressed quickly. She delivered a healthy baby girl vaginally, with no complications. After delivery, plaintiff complained ...

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Bile duct injured during gallbladder surgery – $872,454 Verdict (access required)

The defendant performed a cholecystectomy surgery of the plaintiff on Aug. 5, 2009. The operation started as a laparoscopic procedure but was converted to an open procedure because of dense adhesions and unclear anatomy. Over the course of the plaintiff’s ...

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Experts claim spine surgery would have been inevitable – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was evaluated by his primary care physician for complaints of back pain after a football game. He was referred to defendants for X-rays of the lumbar spine which defendant physician interpreted as normal. Eight months later, another set of ...

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Policy limits paid in collision case – $100,000 Settlement (access required)

This case stemmed from a rear-end collision at an intersection. The plaintiff suffered a rotator cuff injury to the left shoulder. Defendant’s auto insurance policy limits were $100,000. All bills were paid by medical insurance; there was no lien. [13-T-107] ...

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Defendant was reading map prior to crash, plaintiff alleges – $400,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a 24-year-old college student rear-ended in Chesterfield County by the defendant, a Children’s Hospital therapist who was attempting to drive and read Mapquest directions at the same time. Defendant alleged that the plaintiff stopped suddenly in front of ...

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No CGL Coverage for Sub’s Poor Work (access required)

Homeowners alleging a subcontractor’s defective workmanship caused damage to otherwise nondefective structures do not have coverage for an “occurrence” under a commercial general liability policy, and a Chesterfield Circuit Court grants summary judgment to defendant insurance carrier on the breach ...

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