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Failure to disclose state of woman’s gallbladder resulted in amputations – $1,800,000 Settlement (access required)

On Jan. 23, 2015 the pa­tient underwent a laparoscop­ic cholecystectomy performed by a general surgeon. After being discharged on Jan. 23, the surgeon did not disclose to the patient, nor to her family, nor did the surgeon note in his ...

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Surgeon removed both of plaintiff’s kidneys by mistake – $1,200,000 Settlement (access required)

In this case, both of plaintiff’s kid­neys were removed. The patient had a hydronephrotic left kidney secondary to a UPJ obstruction (blockage). He un­derwent a Nuclear Medicine (NM) Scan to estimate the func­tion of each kidney. Due to blockage, the ...

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Pedestrian was struck by van in parking lot – $1,600,000 Settlement (access required)

On Sept. 5, 2014 plaintiff and her daugh­ter went to a Chick-fil-A restaurant to have lunch. They exited their vehicle and walked across the parking lot towards the door of the restaurant. As they were walk­ing to the door the ...

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Man suffered stroke, then received improper treatment – $1,200,000 Settlement (access required)

One Saturday morning this young man awoke normally with his wife, a nurse. After a discussion about the events of the day, his speech became garbled, he began vomiting, and when trying to get to the bathroom, he experi­enced left-sided ...

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Wrongful death settlement may be record for Amherst County – $1,900,000 Settlement (access required)

Dennis Cash ran a family garage and wrecker service from Madison Heights. On Feb. 27, 2012, a gravel truck overturned on State Route 130 on Snowden Mountain, completely blocking one lane and partially blocking another of the twisting mountain road. ...

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Defense admitted negligence, but claimed cell phone use by plaintiff (access required)

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at approximately 1:19 p.m. Cathy Skeeters was driving a 2013 Chevrolet Impala southbound on Route 35 in Sussex County. Skeeters approached the intersection of Route 626, a 1995 Western S Tractor, with trailer, owned by ...

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Coverage issues complicate worker’s comp settlement (access required)

The claimant, an employee of A, a contractor, fell from a height. Discovery, motions, a change in venue, and joinder and dismissal of various parties occasioned by added defenses delayed a hearing. In the course of the litigation Nationwide, insurer ...

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Commercial truck crossed lines, hit couple on scooter (access required)

Plaintiff passenger and her boyfriend (plaintiff driver) were riding on a scooter on a divided two-lane road in Virginia Beach when an 18-wheeler refrigerator commercial truck crossed the double yellow lines around the bend in the road, striking the plaintiffs. ...

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