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Prostate cancer patient died due to pulmonary emboli – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

The decedent, age 62, was diagnosed with prostate cancer and underwent an open radical retropubic prostatectomy. Although pre-operative imaging indicated no extra-prostatic extension of the cancer, the defendant conducted an extensive 30-lymph node dissection with an estimated blood loss of ...

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Credit reporting company to pay $12M (access required)

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Virginia consumer lawyers have scored a judgment worth nearly $12 million in a class action against a credit reporting company that deliberately obscured sources of information on credit reports. The misleading information likely hampered consumers trying to discover the sources ...

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Trucker was high on meth when he struck and killed driver – $2,200,000 Settlement (access required)

The decedent was a 60-year-old wife and mother of four adult children who was killed by a tractor-trailer driver as she was leaving her job in Henrico County to begin preparations for a Thanksgiving meal for her family. Liability against ...

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4-year-old scalded when free-standing range toppled over – $3,010,000 Settlement (access required)

On Feb. 8, 2012, the plaintiff, a 4-year-old boy, was playing with another boy in the apartment rented by his family. His mother was cooking noodles on the free-standing range in the kitchen. As the boys’ mothers sat talking in ...

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Plaintiff’s pre-existing medical conditions worsened after accident – $1,375,000 Settlement (access required)

On Jan. 22, 2013, the plaintiff was operating his 2004 pick-up truck home from a meeting in Surry County. As he was driving westbound on James River Drive, a 2012 Ford traveling eastbound on James River Drive suddenly came across ...

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Worker, rendered paraplegic after crush accident, settles comp claim – $1,400,000 Settlement (access required)

The claimant was injured on Sept. 12, 2014, while working for PCA Inc. He suffered a crush injury resulting in fractured ribs, a burst fracture at T12/L1, right fracture at T11, fracture at L4, fracture to the coccygeal fragment and ...

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Woman lost security clearance at job due to brain injury – $1,900,000 Settlement (access required)

As plaintiff was stepping off an elevator into the marble foyer of her office building, she slipped on a recently mopped wet  floor. There were no wet floor or other caution signs placed at that time. As a result of ...

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Driver with past murder conviction attacks fellow trucker – $3,000,000 Settlement (access required)

Defendant truck driver was released from prison in 2007, after serving time for a murder he committed as a teenager. He tried to find employment but was rejected by 20 to 30 employers. Trucker’s father, who also had been in ...

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Traumatic extubation by CNRA led to brain injury, death – $1,908,000 Settlement (access required)

The decedent, age 57, was a farmer and community leader. He and his wife had one son, age 16. On Sept. 21, 2014, the decedent went to the emergency department complaining of bilateral upper quadrant abdominal pain that radiated to ...

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Delayed diagnosis of vascular disease led to leg amputation – $1,125,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 64-year-old female, was referred to a family practice physician with a subspecialty in primary care sports medicine by her primary care physician for complaints of left leg pain.  Upon presentation to the sports medicine physician, the patient reported ...

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