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Implantation of pain pump led to bowel perforation, death – $1,550,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent died on Feb. 1, 2012, days after what should have been a routine medical procedure to implant an intrathecal pain pump, which is a medical device used to deliver pain medications directly to a patient’s spinal fluid. The ...

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Plaintiff shot by third party on commercial premises – $3,000,000 Settlement (access required)

This commercial premises liability case involved recovery for independent third party criminal acts. The plaintiff suffered gunshot wounds to the abdomen and chest, minor kidney damage and post-traumatic stress disorder. [13-T-048] Type of action: Personal injury – premises liability Injuries ...

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Patient dies after small bowel perforation went undetected – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiffs’ decedent was a 46-year-old mother of five.  She underwent a laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (“LSH”), a procedure where the uterus is removed but the cervix is preserved, in October 2009.  During the procedure, defendant gynecological surgeon caused a 5 ...

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Child who suffered burns has guaranteed payout of $3.5M – $3,000,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, age 7, was playing in his family’s yard in Chesapeake in March 2010 when he came in contact with a communications cable that had been left on plaintiff’s property by the defendant. The plaintiff touched the cable in ...

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Man with history of DVT not sent to hospital – $1,600,000 Settlement (access required)

In June 2011, a 47-year-old married father of two went to his primary care physician complaining of frequent episodes of shortness of breath. The PCP ordered testing and concluded that his symptoms were “asthmatic in quality.” Two days later, plaintiff ...

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Man with elevated liver readings not referred to specialist – $1,200,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent was treated by a family practice group for over 20 years. The case concerns this group’s failure to refer to the decedent to a specialist for chronically elevated liver function test values and/or to advise him that he had ...

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Snowy conditions led to collision with tractor-trailer – $1,025,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a 20-year-old college student who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a January 2010 motor vehicle collision on Interstate 95 in Greensville County. Plaintiff was a passenger in a car that collided with a tractor-trailer when the driver ...

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Million-Dollar Settlements of 2012

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Virginia Lawyers Weekly is pleased to present its annual compilation of million-dollar settlements. Our criteria for the list are simple: 1. The settlement must be for at least $1 million. 2. The settlement was reached in calendar year 2012. 3. ...

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