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Truck wheel explosion left plaintiff with 36 percent impairment – $1,000,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was severely injured when a large truck wheel exploded after it had been recently serviced by the defendant tire service station.  In May 2011, plaintiff and his father brought their 1964 Ford 650 dump truck to defendant Ray Carr ...

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Plaintiff slipped and fell on icy sidewalk at auto dealership – $2,000,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a 59-year-old Vietnam veteran working as an engineer at the Newport News Shipyard. He went to the defendant’s auto dealership for service on his pickup truck three days after the Christmas blizzard of 2010. As he exited the ...

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Wife lost spousal support due to attorney’s failure to appear – $1,200,000 Verdict (access required)

On June 20, 2008, a husband sued his wife for divorce in Newport News Circuit Court. The wife retained attorney Kevin P. Shea, and his firm Kevin P. Shea, Ltd., to defend the divorce case. When she retained Shea she ...

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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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