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Failure to detect heart condition nets record verdict in Hampton – $25,000,000 Verdict (access required)

On the morning of Jan. 31, 2010, the plaintiff, Christopher Denton (then age 37), experienced a sudden onset of chest pain, shortness of breath, sweating and jaw pain. His wife called 911 and he was taken to Riverside Walter Reed ...

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Family doc did not send teen to ER after stroke diagnosis – $3,500,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff, an 18-year-old woman, scheduled an appointment with her family doctor due to her symptoms of tingling in her right arm, a tongue that felt “asleep,” a headache and the inability to feel her right leg. During her appointment ...

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Separate settlements negotiated for couple injured in head-on collision – $150,000 and $1,125,000 Settlements (access required)

On Oct. 19, 2010, plaintiff Edward Kehoe, age 82, was lawfully operating a 2007 Lexus 350 traveling eastbound at 55 mph on Victory Boulevard (RTE 171) in York County. His wife, plaintiff Mary Kehoe, age 79, was a restrained front ...

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Motorcyclist killed when driver pulled out from stop sign – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

Gregory Ferguson, 50, was killed as he was riding his Harley-Davidson Sportster motorcycle only a few blocks from home. The defendant, 84 years old, pulled up at an intersecting street, stopped at the stop sign and then pulled into the ...

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Clot kills woman, claim brought over failure to administer drugs – Defense Verdict (access required)

At 1:00 a.m. on Nov. 28, 2008, plaintiff’s decedent, a 64-year-old female, presented to the emergency department of Hampton Sentara Careplex with a three-day history of chest and back pain and shortness of breath. She also had complaints of abdominal ...

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Earlier disabilities complicate valuation of injuries to spine – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was stopped in traffic when he was rear-ended by a truck. Prior to the accident, the plaintiff was already disabled with long-term depression and orthopedic issues, and he had very limited part-time employment. Causation of his post-accident condition, and ...

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