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Third party texting liability at issue in wrongful death case – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

In March 2013, the 30-year-old decedent, a Virginia resident, was lawfully operating his motorcycle with the right of way on a Maryland roadway, traveling at about 40 to 45 miles per hour (below the posted 50 mile per hour speed ...

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Truck turned in front of plaintiff, causing broadside accident – $2,500,000 Settlement (access required)

Defendants’ truck turned left in front of plaintiff. Plaintiff broadsided defendant. Plaintiff suffered a mild traumatic brain injury and cervical strain. [14-T-172] Type of action: Personal injury – auto accident Injuries alleged: Mild traumatic brain injury, cervical strain Name of ...

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Auto accident plaintiff suffered mild traumatic brain injury – $2,500,000 Settlement (access required)

Defendants’ truck crashed into plaintiff’s van. Plaintiff suffered a mild traumatic brain injury and an aggravation of a pre-existing lumbar condition. [14-T-171] Type of action: Personal injury – automobile accident Injuries alleged: Mild traumatic brain injury, aggravation of pre-existing lumbar ...

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Seaman’s legs crushed by steel plates, amputation required – $3,750,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 35-year-old Jones Act seaman, was working in the engineering department of a multi-national shipping company in a foreign port. He was asked by his employer’s agent, his superior in the chain of command, to assist with moving large ...

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Work-related injury triggered onset of multiple sclerosis – $1,912,604 Settlement (access required)

On April 7, 2009, a truck operated by a co-employee struck the plaintiff on his right rear flank. He was diagnosed with a T8-T9 disc herniation and referred to physical therapy. After continuing complaints of dizziness, generalized weakness, tingling in ...

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No witnesses to accident that killed both drivers – $1,250,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent was operating his vehicle on a two-lane road. Defendant driver was operating his vehicle on the same road, coming from the opposite direction. The two vehicles collided. Decedent died at the scene, and the defendant driver died at the ...

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Experts claim timely C-section would have produced healthy infant – $2,300,000 Settlement (access required)

On May 16, 2010, at approximately 11:15 p.m., plaintiff presented to the defendant hospital with complaints of contractions and abdominal pain, and was admitted to labor and delivery.  Shortly after admission, a vaginal exam was performed, which revealed that plaintiff ...

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Massive blood loss during surgery caused permanent leg injury – $1,650,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 32-year-old mother of two, presented to a hospital emergency department with complaints of severe right-sided pelvic pain. The defendant gynecologist suspected a ruptured ovarian cyst and performed an exploratory laparoscopy. During the surgery, the defendant perforated the plaintiff’s ...

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$7.3M asbestos fraud settlement ends 4th Circuit appeal

A pair of former asbestos plaintiffs’ lawyers and the widow of their radiology expert have agreed to pay $7.3 million to resolve claims the lawyers brought multiple fraudulent asbestosis claims based on mass-produced x-ray diagnoses. The settlement by Pittsburgh attorneys ...

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Nurse injured in auto accident unable to return to job – $3,600,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a 55-year-old woman traveling to her home in Isle of Wight in August 2011.  As she approached an intersection with a green light, the defendant was traveling in the opposite direction in the southbound lane in a ...

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