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Colon surgery error went undiscovered for a week – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent was diagnosed with anal cancer. To provide bowel rest in advance of surgery to remove the tumor, a physician employed by the defendant performed a diverting colostomy. The colostomy could not be fashioned from the descending colon due to ...

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Decedent continued to hemorrhage after C-section delivery – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

A 19-year-old pregnant woman presented at full term to a community hospital. After several hours of labor and an arrested descent, she was taken shortly after midnight to the operating room for a caesarean section. Approximately 15 minutes following the ...

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Plaintiff’s Jeep caught fire after low-impact accident – $1,400,000+ Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was operating her 2005 Jeep Liberty in rush hour traffic on Route 7 at the Fairfax/Loudoun County line. Plaintiff’s vehicle was struck in the rear by a Ford Expedition whose driver was checking his email. The collision occurred in ...

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Teen injured in auto accident had previously fractured skull – $1,600,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a high school student who was a rear-seat passenger in a vehicle driven by another high school student. The driver, who was speeding, lost control and crashed into a tree. Plaintiff had a previous occipital skull fracture two ...

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Man struck in eye by retractable dog leash suffered loss of vision – $1,300,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was given a retractable dog leash by his neighbor, who was a retiring sales representative in the process of moving out of state. The sales rep had been given this leash as a sales sample by an unknown distributor ...

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Woman rendered incapacitated after bridge accident – $10,500,000 Settlement (access required)

The 34-year-old female plaintiff was operating the last car stopped in a line of traffic in the right lane on the Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge Tunnel when her vehicle was struck from behind at approximately 50 mph by the defendant driver ...

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Driver killed instantly in head-on collision with dump truck – $3,850,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent, a 40-year-old husband and father of three young children, was killed on impact when a dump truck collided head-on with his vehicle. The collision occurred in decedent’s lane, and the decedent had no time to react. The defendant truck ...

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Settlement is $1.3M in fatal crane accident

WINCHESTER (AP) A settlement of more than $1.3 million has been reached in the death of a worker who was operating a crane at Rubbermaid’s Winchester plant. The Winchester Star (paywall) reports that the settlement was reached Thursday in Winchester ...

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Amputee allowed to work part time under workers’ comp agreement – $1,605,000 Settlement (access required)

The claimant was operating an asphalt cutter when the excavator backed up over his legs, amputating both legs about mid-calf.  His low wages at the time of the accident entitled him to a weekly compensation only slightly over the minimum ...

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6-year-old girl drowned at apartment complex pool – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

This was a premises liability/wrongful death case, stemming from a drowning that occurred on July 1, 2011. The defendants were the apartment owners, the apartment management company, and the company hired to manage the pool and supply a trained lifeguard. ...

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