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For woman pelvic injury from wreck, jury out 23 minutes – $2M Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was a 43-year-old legal secretary from Pennsylvania, who was a front-seat belted passenger on her way to vacation (Busch Gardens) when the vehicle she was riding in was struck from behind two times by a large dump truck ...

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Plaintiff had right to accelerate payments after default – $1,462,500 Verdict (access required)

The trial involved a breach of contract arising from the purchase of Mr. Holman’s ownership interest in Dominion Mechanical. Plaintiff Stephen Holman sought to accelerate principal and interest payments, and attorney’s fees equal to 25 percent of the unpaid balance, ...

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Nurse practitioner failed to advise re blood clot possibility – $3.5 Million Verdict (access required)

A nurse practitioner (who was a personal friend of the decedent) failed to refer the decedent to a hospital emergency room on a Sunday afternoon for suspected DVT. The nurse practitioner conceded that DVT was number 1 on her differential ...

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Trustee sued for violation of duties of care, loyalty – $2.5 million verdict (access required)

Plaintiffs alleged that defendant, who served as the trust­ee for several family trusts, had violated his duty of care and loy­alty. Plaintiffs sought damages for his misfea­sance/negligence while serving as the trustee. Defendants have noted an appeal and ALPS is ...

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Record personal injury verdict scored in DC in med-mal case – $8,350,000 Verdict (access required)

A man and his wife have recovered a ver­dict in D.C. Superior Court of $8,350,000. This verdict is a record for personal injury verdicts in D.C., the Superior Court started keeping comprehensive statistics on all in­jury verdicts in 2007. Mr. ...

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Woman’s colon was perforated during colonoscopy – $1,057,500 Verdict (access required)

Ava Blackburn was 64-years-old when she was referred to Dr. Timothy Klepper for a colonoscopy after one episode of unexplained bleeding. Blackburn walked five miles a day and gardened at the time of the procedure. Klepper is a general surgeon ...

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Spinal surgeon placed instruments too deeply – $2,550,000 Verdict (access required)

This was a medical malpractice case against spinal surgeon Thomas J. Raley Jr., M.D., and his practice group, Advanced Spine and Pain PLLC, for injury to a patient during spinal surgery called posterior lumbar interbody fusion (“PLIF”). During surgery, Raley ...

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Woman developed infection after getting pedicure – $1,003,537 Verdict (access required)

On Oct. 12, 2012, plaintiff went to defendant nail salon for a pedicure. By admission, the salon owner and her employees did not follow industry guidelines and manufacturer recommended procedures when cleaning and disinfecting the pedicure tools and basins between ...

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Doctors failed to diagnose man’s cancer at early stage – $1.5M Verdict (access required)

The decedent, Ger­ald Teeuwen, was a 77-year-old bicy­cle racer, who nev­er smoked, but had a persistent cough when he presented to Patient First on Jan. 3, 2013. A chest X-ray was read as abnormal, and he was referred to Dr. ...

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