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Husband liable for $8M in wife’s snowstorm death (access required)

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Despite a medical examiner’s initial conclusion that a Westmoreland County woman committed suicide, a jury this month decided the woman’s husband was complicit in her 2010 death and awarded the wife’s estate $8 million. The result in the unusual civil ...

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Jury finds husband was liable for wife’s death – $8,000,000 Verdict (access required)

On Feb. 5, 2010, the decedent, Sally Rumsey, went “missing” from her country home in Westmoreland County. Her husband, Stephen Andersen, claimed he was in the woods walking the dogs when his wife disappeared. He said that they had argued ...

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Epidural steroid injection led to permanent paralysis – $6,400,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 49-year-old man, presented for a left L3 transforaminal epidural steroid injection to be performed using CT fluoroscopic guidance. Approximately 60 seconds after the injection of Kenalog, plaintiff began to experience permanent paralysis. Subsequent studies revealed a spinal cord ...

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Woman died after complications from outpatient procedure – $4,000,000 Verdict (access required)

The decedent was a 42-year-old mother of three boys and the wife of a recently retired Marine drill sergeant. She went to Henrico Doctors Hospital on July 10, 2009, for a tubal ligation. It was to be an outpatient procedure, ...

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PET scans showed evidence of brain damage after collision – $1,500,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff is a Ph.D. research biochemist, 57, who was rear-ended by the defendant. Plaintiff struck his head on the steering wheel but did not lose consciousness. He was, however, extremely confused and dazed at the crash site. He initially treated ...

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Insurance denied for lawyer, firm facing malpractice judgment (access required)

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A lawyer for a Virginia woman paralyzed during surgery says he is determined to recover compensation from the law firm that fumbled her medical negligence case, even though a judge last week denied insurance coverage for the woman’s legal malpractice ...

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Plaintiff wins record verdict on wrongful conception claim – $1,800,000 Verdict (access required)

In what is believed to be the largest verdict in U.S. history for a case of this kind, a 40-year-old woman who gave birth to a healthy child after a failed bilateral tubligation was awarded the sued upon amount of ...

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Locomotive engineer suffered spinal injuries in railyard fall – $2,400,000 Verdict (access required)

The case involved a 52-year-old Norfolk Southern Railroad locomotive engineer who was injured on May 1, 2011, in the Waynesboro Yard. At approximately 11:00 p.m., he tripped over a metal “joint” bar that had previously been removed from one of ...

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Modular home lifted from foundation during tornado – $1,711,741 Verdict (access required)

The decedent purchased a modular home from the defendant. During the tornado that hit Gloucester in April 2011, the home was lifted off its foundation, flew through the air for several yards and flew through the garage where the decedent ...

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