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Wrongful death of fetus yields case of first impression – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent mother was a 38-year-old resident of Windsor, Virginia, and on Dec. 12, 2014, was seven months pregnant with her baby (aka Henry Wyatt Acree). She left work that evening on her way home from Suffolk to Windsor, traveling westbound ...

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Mother of two girls killed in wreck on Christmas Eve – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

In this wrongful death case, a 34-year-old mother of two young girls, ages 7 and 10, died on Christmas Eve in 2012 when her car was crushed into a jersey wall by a tractor-trailer that was loaded with logs for ...

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Flaggers allegedly misdirected traffic, caused accident – $1,452,250 Settlement (access required)

On Aug. 3, 2012, the defendant asphalt company was laying 1,150 tons of shoulder stone on the southbound and northbound shoulders of Rt. 669 in Culpeper. At the end of the day, the crew was working at the southern end ...

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Driver killed after swerving to avoid oncoming truck – $2,900,000 Settlement (access required)

The decedent was killed as a result of a motor vehicle collision that occurred on Route 15 in Leesburg. The defendant’s commercial truck crossed into the oncoming lane of travel. While there was no contact with defendant’s vehicle, the plaintiff ...

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Newborn died following complications from cardiac catheterization – $1,275,000 Settlement (access required)

The newborn decedent was a twin who died on the ninth day of life. The twin was born prematurely at a gestational age of 33 weeks and 5 days, with a birth weight of 4.2 pounds. He was diagnosed prenatally ...

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Toddler died due to complications of anesthesia – $1,100,000 Settlement (access required)

The decedent, age 21 months, died following the administration of anesthesia for an elective surgery. The child was born prematurely at a gestational age of 28 weeks, with a birth weight of 1.4 pounds. He was born with ambiguous genitalia ...

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Shareholders settle class action against Star Scientific – $5,900,000 Settlement (access required)

This was a securities class action on behalf of all persons who purchased or otherwise acquired the publicly traded securities of Star Scientific Inc. between Oct. 31, 2011, and March 18, 2013, against Star Scientific and certain of its officers ...

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Man suffered broken hip in head-on collision – $1,175,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was injured in a motor vehicle collision in Fairfax County. The collision occurred when the defendant driver crossed the double yellow line and hit the plaintiff’s vehicle head-on. The plaintiff suffered a dislocated right hip with a comminuted ...

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Doctors failed to diagnose neck fracture visible on X-ray – $1,350,000 Settlement (access required)

As of December 2012, the plaintiff, 83, was the primary caretaker of his wife of more than 60 years and their mentally challenged adult son. He was a retired Air Force chaplain who had been awarded a Bronze Star for ...

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