This case grew out of a motor vehicle collision that occurred on June 10, 2009, in Lancaster County. The plaintiff was traveling eastbound on Route 3 and the defendant driver was traveling westbound. The defendant was distracted by his radio, ...Read More »
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The plaintiff alleged that defendant obstetrician failed to perform a timely C-section, despite the fact that the mother was attempting a vaginal birth after a previous C-section (VBAC), which carries a known risk of uterine rupture. There were recurrent late ...Read More »
Plaintiffs were the administrator and the family/beneficiaries of the estate of an 18-year-old college student killed in a motor vehicle accident. The family secured a judgment against the driver of the car the decedent was riding in for $1,900,000. The ...Read More »
Plaintiff was a 44-year-old husband and father of four who was a plant manager in Richmond at the time of the accident. He was severely injured on an Interstate highway when a tractor-trailer with a 34-foot dump body hit an ...Read More »
A 36-year-old woman was admitted for the induction of labor following a normal prenatal course. During labor, fetal tracing became non-reassuring, prompting the treating obstetrician to order an emergency cesarean section. During the procedure, the defendant anesthesiologist failed to secure ...Read More »
The decedent was a registered nurse, wife and mother of two who fell on the steps at a commercial facility. The plaintiff alleged that the steps were not built according to the building code, such that the defendants were negligent ...Read More »
For our annual Trends issue this year, we have identified a dozen different issues or points of departure that we’ll be watching in the coming year. Twelve for ’12, we call it. Here’s the list: STRESS ON THE COURTS Read ...
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While on a scooter stopped at an intersection, the 20-year-old decedent was struck from behind by a commercial vehicle. The decedent was unmarried and had no children. His five siblings and parents shared the settlement proceeds. [12-T-025] Type of action: ...Read More »
Virginia Lawyers Weekly reported a total of 49 million-dollar settlements over the past year. This figure is significantly higher than the 2010 survey, which featured 37 settlements. To qualify for the survey, a settlement must have been for at least ...
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In these companion cases, the three plaintiffs, all shipyard workers, were injured when an explosion ripped through a crew head and adjacent berthing area on the U.S.S. Leyte Gulf, while the ship was dry-docked at BAE Systems on Sept. 15, ...Read More »