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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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Virginia’s Largest Verdicts of 2012 (access required)

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Virginia Lawyers Weekly is pleased to present its annual compilation of “Virginia’s Largest Verdicts.” A total of 20 qualifying verdicts made the list for 2012, the same number reported in last year’s survey. For inclusion in the survey, a verdict ...

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Plaintiff claims hospital fall led to brain injury – $3,500,000 Verdict (access required)

An 81-year-old total hip replacement patient fell while undergoing in-patient treatment at Riverside Hospital, fracturing her femur and hitting head. Twenty hours later, plaintiff suffered a mild cerebral stroke, which extended during orthopedic surgical repair under general anesthesia, causing permanent ...

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Family doc did not send teen to ER after stroke diagnosis – $3,500,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff, an 18-year-old woman, scheduled an appointment with her family doctor due to her symptoms of tingling in her right arm, a tongue that felt “asleep,” a headache and the inability to feel her right leg. During her appointment ...

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High court reinstates full verdict in ‘Lester’ (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has reinstated the full jury verdict of $6,227,000 on Isaiah Lester’s wrongful death claim based on the loss of his wife in a car accident in 2007. The court’s ruling closes the book on a ...

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Man suffers second stroke after first stroke misdiagnosed – $2,290,247 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff presented to the emergency room at Shore Memorial Hospital with multiple stroke-like symptoms. After running a number of tests and a CT scan, the diagnosis was a migraine headache. Plaintiff was instructed to take an aspirin and return in ...

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