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Boy suffered catastrophic injuries in crash with dump truck – $22,000,000 Settlement (access required)

This personal injury action arises out of a commercial vehicle crash that occurred on July 5, 2012. Plaintiff, a 12-year-old boy, was riding as a rear seat passenger in a 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer driven by a family friend. The vehicle ...

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Patient struck by falling shelf in chiropractor’s office – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was lying on a treatment table in a chiropractor’s office when a shelf installed by the defendant chiropractor fell from the wall and struck the plaintiff’s head and neck. There was only $1,000,000 in coverage. Plaintiff’s counsel refused to ...

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Plaintiff hit his head during minor wreck, had brain injury – $2,700,000 Settlement (access required)

Defendant’s van changed lanes and forced plaintiff’s truck into a curb. There was minor property damage. Plaintiff struck his head on the doorpost, and sustained a mild traumatic brain injury and lumbar strain. [14-T-195] Type of action: Personal injury – ...

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Auto accident plaintiff needed multiple neck and spine surgeries – $2,500,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a 55-year-old nurse who was rear-ended while stopped in traffic. She suffered significant neck injuries, undergoing multiple injections and three separate spine surgeries involving discectomy, fixation and fusion at the cervical and lumbar levels. The defense admitted ...

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Metastatic cancer originally diaganosed as non-invasive – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

In April 2009, the plaintiff noticed a lump in her right breast. She quickly presented to her gynecologist, who referred her to a surgeon for evaluation. Because of a suspicious finding in her biopsy, she then underwent a lumpectomy and ...

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Boat passenger thrown against rail when vessel ran aground – $3,000,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a passenger on a luxury boat that was speeding in a no-wake zone in Naples, Florida. The boat ran aground. Plaintiff was thrown against a safety rail and fractured her right orbit. [14-T-196]   Type of action: Personal ...

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Plaintiff: Evidence of contrib not admissible under Deadman’s Statute – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

In December 2013, the driver of a commercial box truck rear-ended a van in the right hand lane on a major street in Hampton Roads with a 35 mph speed limit. The driver of the van was ejected and died ...

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Plaintiff suffered multiple orthopedic injuries in I-81 head-on crash – $1,300,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 49-year-old woman, was driving southbound on I-81 for work when the defendant’s decedent left the northbound lanes of I-81, crossed the median, entered the southbound lanes, and collided head-on with the plaintiff’s vehicle. Decedent, a beloved schoolteacher in ...

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Man jailed for intoxication not immediately treated for seizures – $2,700,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was arrested for public intoxication and taken to a regional jail, to be released upon his own recognizance once sober. Several hours after being booked and while still in custody, plaintiff began experiencing seizures consistent with alcohol withdrawal. Over ...

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Despite slow fetal heart rate, labor allowed to continue for 8 hours – $1,300,000 Settlement (access required)

A young pregnant mother presented to her doctor at 37 weeks gestation with complaints of contractions. Fetal movement was noted to be absent and persistent fetal bradycardia was observed. The patient was sent to labor and delivery by ambulance for ...

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