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Risk factors present for experiencing shoulder dystocia during labor – $1,100,000 Settlement (access required)

In April 2010, plaintiff began receiving prenatal care for her first pregnancy. During the course of prenatal care, the history, physical examinations and tests showed the plaintiff had an increased risk for encountering shoulder dystocia during a vaginal delivery, including ...

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Catheter came loose during dialysis, causing stroke, death – $1,700,000 Settlement (access required)

The decedent was a 33-year-old mother of three minor children who went for dialysis therapy at the University of Virginia Health System Dialysis Center in Amherst. During the dialysis treatment, a catheter was used to remove blood from the decedent, ...

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$10M umbrella policy could apply to personal injury claim – $4,000,000 Settlement (access required)

On June 28, 2006, plaintiff, a 55-year-old Harvard-educated economist working at the International Monetary Fund, suffered a severe traumatic brain injury when his car was broadsided by a speeding vehicle as he was crossing over Lee Highway just north of ...

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Post-surgery catheterization led to permanent bladder injury – $1,100,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a 54-year-old female college professor without any history of urologic problems who underwent a craniotomy to resect a meningioma. Plaintiff tolerated the surgery well and a Foley catheter remained in place. Nurses were to monitor plaintiff’s input and ...

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Noncompete case settles for $1.8M (access required)

Closing the contract

In a suit alleging tortious interference and breach of contract by a former employee and his new employer, the lawyers reached a $1.8 million settlement before discovery even changed hands. IT product solutions reseller Govplace charged a former salesperson with secretly reaching a new employment agreement with competitor Universal Understanding and then diverting sales opportunities while still employed at Govplace, costing the company millions of dollars.

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Nerve damage during surgery, led to lost use of hand – $1,300,000 Settlement (access required)

The 47-year-old plaintiff underwent rotator cuff repair surgery and biceps tenodesis. During the surgery, the surgeon cut the plaintiff’s axillary artery, which required immediate stenting. The surgeon also injured the nerves of the brachial plexus, the extent of which was ...

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Settlement negotiated for injured Patriot Guard rider – $1,247,144 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 63-year-old Portsmouth resident and member of the Patriot Guard Motorcycle Association, was on a mission to attend a funeral for a fallen veteran when the defendant, driving an F-250 Ford pickup truck, crossed the double yellow lines and ...

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Faulty building repairs led to carbon monoxide deaths – $2,500,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedents, a husband and wife in their late 60s, died from carbon monoxide poisoning. The couple was discovered dead in their rental apartment. The apartment contained extreme levels of carbon monoxide, which after an extensive investigation, was found to ...

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Man died from undiagnosed brain infection – $1,700,000 Settlement (access required)

The 33-year-old decedent was hospitalized with a fever, headache, brain lesion and blurred vision. He was diagnosed with a venous sinus thrombosis and remained febrile. An infection was considered, but antibiotics were never administered. The patient died five days later ...

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Industrial worker suffered TBI, blindness due to machine failure – $14,000,000 Settlement (access required)

On Jan. 20, 2009, the plaintiff was operating a high-speed CNC vertical machine for his employer when the tool that he had inserted into the machine catastrophically failed, was ejected out of the machine and struck the plaintiff in his ...

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