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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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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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Jury rewards verdict in excess of auto insurance coverage – $350,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff, who was 38 at the time of the accident, was stopped at a stop light when she was struck from behind by an elderly driver. The plaintiff suffered a torn patella tendon that was not diagnosed until three ...

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Janitor’s negligence led to slip & fall, plaintiff claims – $225,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff fell at work when she crossed over a floor surface that a janitor was stripping and waxing. The janitorial service was an outside contractor. Plaintiff claimed that she had been waved through by the janitor to leave the building, ...

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Preterm labor not detected during visit with OB – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Feb. 12, 2007, the plaintiff mother presented to the defendant obstetrician at 26 weeks gestation with complaints of decreased fetal movement and cramping since the previous evening that was occurring every five minutes and lasting two minutes at the ...

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FedEx driver bitten by pit bull during home delivery – $90,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff, a Federal Express delivery driver, did not get a response after he knocked on the defendants’ front door. As he was completing a door tag, the garage door began opening and he walked towards that door. A pit ...

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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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Crash survivor left with 58 percent whole-person impairment – $5,000,000 Settlement (access required)

The defendant driver was operating a construction company truck on a narrow, unmarked road in Gloucester, when he veered left of center and struck the plaintiff head-on. Plaintiff, a 41-year-old married and unemployed woman, had her car’s engine thrown into ...

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Case settles, major sanctions award lifted by judge (access required)

By Peter Vieth A Newport News judge agreed to drop heavy sanctions against a major railroad in a recent employee injury lawsuit after the railroad settled the worker’s claim. The case highlights conflicting public policy issues involved when litigants contend ...

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