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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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Injured truck driver resolves PI and workers’ comp claims – $831,000 Settlement and $369,619 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, a resident of Pittsylvania County, owned and operated a cattle farm and a bed and breakfast after retiring from Pepsi Cola. To earn some extra money, he took a job transporting mail for a private contractor to the ...

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Trade secrets case remanded to district court, defendant settles – $275,000,000 Settlement (access required)

DuPont accused Kolon, a South Korean company, of stealing trade secrets related to Kevlar. The case proceeded to trial in July 2011, and on Sept. 14, 2011, after a seven-week trial, a U.S. District Court jury in Richmond rendered a ...

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Spinal operation performed at wrong level, further surgery required – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, age 44, was married, a father of three young children and employed full time in a position that required travel across Virginia. He had a long history of minor neck pain for which he underwent conservative treatments, physical therapy ...

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Psoriasis medication led to brain damage in HIV-positive patient – $3,650,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a 37-year-old HIV-positive patient. He worked as a space engineer for a large defense contractor. Plaintiff also suffered from psoriasis, a debilitating skin condition. Plaintiff sought treatment for his psoriasis from a dermatologist. The dermatologist prescribed a biologic, ...

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Teen rendered paraplegic in Jeep rollover accident – $1,795,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a back-seat passenger in a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee operated by the defendant on June 7, 2014, when the vehicle veered across the roadway and overturned several times before finally coming to rest. The wreck happened on Brunswick ...

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Defendant tried to pass truck, struck decedent’s vehicle head on – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

A mother of two was killed when the defendant collided head-on with her vehicle as he was trying to pass a tractor-trailer on Route 340 in Rockingham County. The accident occurred on a foggy morning. A witness, who was driving ...

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