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Medical practice was liable, doctor was not (access required)

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The Supreme Court of Virginia has reinstated a jury verdict against a Portsmouth medical practice for alleged sloppy management in the case of a 24-year-old patient who died of pneumonia. The trial judge ruled the $3.5-million verdict had to be ...

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Plaintiff was thrown from balcony – $2,100,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was severely injured when the defendant intentionally picked him up and threw him over a second-story balcony railing at a hotel. Plaintiff incurred medical expenses of $52,000 and suffered permanent facial injuries. [13-T-063] Type of action: Personal injury Injuries ...

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Drunken drivers struck equipment, killing crewman – $5,000,000 Verdict (access required)

Two intoxicated drivers entered a work zone and struck a blade implement hanging off the rear of a construction tractor. The impact turned the tractor and pinned the decedent, a road crewman, between the blade and a dump truck. Defendants ...

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Untreated blood infection led to quadriplegia – $2,500,000 Verdict (access required)

The decedent, age 52, was admitted to the hospital with a normal white blood cell count, which started rising and went untreated with antibiotics. Defendant explored the GI etiology but not the infectious process, which required a simple blood culture ...

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Failure to detect heart condition nets record verdict in Hampton – $25,000,000 Verdict (access required)

On the morning of Jan. 31, 2010, the plaintiff, Christopher Denton (then age 37), experienced a sudden onset of chest pain, shortness of breath, sweating and jaw pain. His wife called 911 and he was taken to Riverside Walter Reed ...

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