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Diabetic patient with abnormal blood readings was sent home – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff’s decedent was a 57-year-old-woman who suffered from diabetes, but otherwise enjoyed good health. In July 2010, she presented to her primary care physician’s office with complaints of three days of nausea and vomiting, diarrhea and an inability to ...

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Settlement reached in FTCA birth injury lawsuit – $25,184,489 Settlement (access required)

Capt. Andrew Cibula and Jennifer Cibula, parents of JC, sued the United States of America alleging that Navy physicians mismanaged Mrs. Cibula’s first pregnancy, thereby causing JC to suffer a catastrophic brain injury shortly before birth. Mrs. Cibula was taking ...

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Women was victim of mall kidnapping, car wreck – $2,600,000 Settlement (access required)

The 61-year-old decedent was the plaintiff’s wife of 25 years. She was abducted from the parking garage of a regional mall at 1:20 p.m. on Sept. 13, 2008. Her abductors were two teenagers who had shoplifted a replica gun designed ...

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Workers’ comp lien waived to enable settlement in W.Va. collision case – $1,142,754 Settlement (access required)

Defendant’s vehicle crossed the center line striking the plaintiff’s vehicle on the front left. Both vehicles were demolished. Plaintiff was airlifted from the accident scene to Charleston Area Medical Center for surgeries and treatment, followed by rehab. He was transferred ...

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Crash survivor left with 58 percent whole-person impairment – $5,000,000 Settlement (access required)

The defendant driver was operating a construction company truck on a narrow, unmarked road in Gloucester, when he veered left of center and struck the plaintiff head-on. Plaintiff, a 41-year-old married and unemployed woman, had her car’s engine thrown into ...

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Doctor lacked experience in performing spinal procedure – $1,700,000 Settlement (access required)

This was a personal injury action premised on surgical malpractice. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant neurosurgeon improperly performed back surgery resulting in blunt trauma to the spinal cord and paralysis from the waist down. The defendant had recently trained ...

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Decedent not warned of his increased risk for pulmonary embolus – $1,700,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent, age 49 at the time of his death, underwent an arthroscopy with synovectomy operative procedure on his left knee in 2006. Eight days post-op, the defendant orthopedic surgeon diagnosed the decedent with an acute deep venous thrombosis involving the ...

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Cancer diagnosed 18 months after mass was first detected – $1,100,000 Settlement (access required)

This was a wrongful death action premised on medical malpractice. The plaintiffs alleged that the defendant radiologist misread, as normal, a Dec. 22, 2007, chest film and a July 31, 2008, X-ray of the decedent’ s left arm, both of ...

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