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Inadequate oxygenation led to permanent brain injury – $1,700,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was an independent and healthy 27-year-old who was injured in a car accident in December 2011, and underwent surgery for multiple orthopedic injuries. Plaintiff tolerated the surgery well. At the close of the surgery, plaintiff exhibited airway difficulties following ...

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Man died after pulmonary embolism went undiagnosed – $1,100,000 Settlement (access required)

On Feb. 4, 2013, decedent presented to his primary care physician with cold symptoms and complaints of shortness of breath, dizziness and left calf pain. He was treated for respiratory infection. Decedent returned three days later with continuing complaints of ...

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Injured longshoreman settles after complex dec action – $3,500,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff worked as a tanker man aboard a barge discharging oil at a dock. Defendants, who had limited insurance coverage for a seaman, took the position that plaintiff was a seaman. Plaintiff claimed he was a longshoreman. After a trial ...

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Unnecessary back surgery resulted in chronic pain – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff alleged unnecessary spinal surgery employing 22 medical devices in an anterior-posterior three-level fusion. Plaintiff’s experts, two orthopedic surgeons, were anticipated to testify that the surgery was unsupported by clinical findings, history and imaging, which indicated mild degenerative changes and ...

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Subcontractor’s mishap caused hydrochloric acid spill – $7,250,000 Settlement (access required)

This litigation involved a June 2011 hydrochloric acid spill at Micron’s Manassas microchip factory. A worker for a Safway subcontractor dropped a scaffolding deck board. The board broke a pipe carrying concentrated hydrochloric acid. More than 4,000 gallons of acid ...

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Passenger suffered TBI in collision with tractor-trailer – $3,500,000 Settlement (access required)

The 23-year-old plaintiff was a passenger in a full-sized pick-up truck traveling the speed limit on a two-lane road in Suffolk. The weather was clear and the road conditions were dry. A vehicle traveling in the opposite direction, waiting to ...

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Agreement reached in auto accident case after challenging mediation – $1,550,000 Settlement (access required)

While driving a large king cab pick-up for his employer, the plaintiff was struck from behind by a van operated by an employee of an HVAC service company. Photos taken at the scene revealed minimal property damage to either vehicle, ...

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Patient’s health declined within first week of facility stay – $1,250,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent, a 76-year-old woman, was admitted to a skilled and long-term care facility where she was to undergo physical therapy following hospitalization for aggravation of a pre-existing compression fracture in her spine. Upon admission, she was noted to be alert ...

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Decedent hit by tractor-trailer while turning into driveway – $2,300,000 Settlement (access required)

The decedent, a 51-year-old male, suffered fatal injuries in a motor vehicle accident that occurred on a two-lane highway. The decedent was driving an automobile that was in the process of making a left tum into a driveway. The defendant, ...

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Officers Settle Overtime-Pay Case for $3.2M (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court approves a settlement agreement in this overtime-pay class action filed by plaintiffs, past and current law enforcement officers, that provides a total settlement fund of $3.2 million, including over $1.2 million in plaintiffs’ attorney’s fees ...

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