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Motorcyclist settles for all available coverage on car – $1,350,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was rid­ing a motorcycle, and the defendant was driv­ing a car, as they both entered the same inter­section. The defendant struck the motorcyclist, causing him to suffer extensive injuries. The defendant was a young adult with no assets. ...

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EMTALA claim settled after death of drug-using woman – $1,100,000 Settlement (access required)

A $1,100,000 settlement has been reached with a western Virginia hospital and emergency room phy­sician for the death of a 27-year-old needle drug-us­ing woman who had previ­ously given up the custody of her two children, ages 12 and 8. The ...

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Army nurse sues her own hospital for baby’s death – $1,175,000 Settlement (access required)

A nurse-soldier who accused her peers at an Army hospital of letting her son suffocate in a mis­handled labor and deliv­ery has won a seven-fig­ure settlement from the U.S. government. The plaintiff was a 26-year-old, active-duty enlisted soldier in the ...

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Defense tried to hold car-wreck plaintiff’s excellent recovery against him – $1,800,000 Settlement (access required)

Tractor-trailer ver­sus motor vehicle ac­cident along I-95 in Virginia. Case was vigorously defended on grounds that none of plaintiff ’s injuries required surgical in­tervention, despite bad injuries plaintiff made an excellent recovery with limited medical care after one year, and ...

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Bank settles Fair Credit suit over use of info for employment – $12,000,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff claimed that the de­fendant violated the Fair Credit Report­ing Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1681, et seq. (FCRA) by failing to provide a proper written disclosure that the employer would ob­tain a consumer re­port for employment purposes, failing to ...

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Defendant trucker had been on duty for 37 hours before rear-ender – $6,500,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was traveling to Northern Virginia from North Carolina on I-95 at night when his vehi­cle sustained a flat tire. After changing the tire, the plaintiff merged back into the right travel lane where he was struck by the defendants’ ...

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Family saw daughter trapped in car after double rear-ender on I-77 – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

This case involved two collisions, sec­onds apart, caused by two commercial vehicles. Plaintiffs were a family of four (two adults and two teenage children) travelling in their sedan on Interstate 77 in Wythe County when they were struck in the ...

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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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