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Decedent’s chest X-ray showed signs of dissection, experts claim – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

On March 2, 2012, plaintiff’s decedent, a 41-year-old shipyard worker, presented to defendant hospital’s emergency room at approximately 1:00 a.m. with a history of smoking and a chief complaint of chest pain radiating to his neck/throat with nausea. The pain ...

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Nursing students sue after school loses accreditation, closes – $17,500,000 Settlement (access required)

In 2011, a class action lawsuit was filed against Mountain State University on behalf of a Bachelor of Science in nursing student and other similarly situated nursing students and graduates, alleging that MSU failed to honestly and accurately represent the ...

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ATV fell off forklift, striking plaintiff – $1,550,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 61-year-old truck driver, sustained injuries on Nov. 4, 2010, when defendant’s employee was in the process of offloading an ATV from plaintiff’s truck with a forklift after plaintiff had delivered the truck to the premises of the defendant ...

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Injured highway worker reaches settlement in p.i., comp claims – $936,775 Settlement and $1,930,000 Settlement (access required)

This case stemmed from an accident that occurred at approximately 3:00 a.m. on Sept. 14, 2012, on I-264 in Norfolk. The intoxicated defendant drove around orange cones and a stationary state police cruiser with flashing blue lights at a road ...

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Child died after falling through railing of hotel balcony – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

The infant decedent, nearly 3 years old, and members of her family rented a room at the defendant hotel for an overnight stay at the beach. Hotel personnel assigned the family to an upper-story oceanfront room. The hotel was built ...

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Plaintiff suffered third-degree burns when fire pot fuel exploded – $3,000,000 Settlement (access required)

The 21-year old plaintiff was visiting with family and friends in Martinsville when she was severely burned when someone attempted to refill an outdoor firepot with NAPAfire Citronella Pourable Eco-Gel Fuel. The gel fuel exploded into a fireball and landed ...

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Construction worker suffered massive injuries in on-the-job accident – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was injured driving a truck for H.T. Bowling Inc. at a landfill construction site. He lost control of the truck and it rolled down a series of steep grades and steppes. He was thrown from the cab and suffered ...

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Lift gate malfunction caused deliveryman to fall down shaft – $2,990,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was injured while delivering packages to an office building when he was attempting to use a material lift. The material lift gate allegedly malfunctioned, causing him to fall 13 feet down a shaft. Liability was contested. Contributory negligence was ...

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Plaintiff could no longer work due to accident injuries – $1,600,000 Settlement (access required)

A tractor-trailer rear-ended the plaintiff on Interstate 95 as she was leaving Altria where she had completed her night shift. Plaintiff suffered a left lower extremity injury involving a fracture of the talus and media malleolus bones of her left ...

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Family involved in head-on collision with tractor-trailer – $8,341,366 Settlement (access required)

The accident occurred on July 2, 2013, as the plaintiff, Jamie Johnson, his wife, Holly Johnson, their two children, and Jamie’s brother, Judd Johnson, were returning home to Rustburg after a family vacation in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The accident occurred ...

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