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Negligent hiring claim allowed to proceed in p.i. case – $375,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a flagger directing traffic on a rural two-lane winding road. Defendant, operating a large tow truck, drove around a curve and struck a stopped vehicle that had just been flagged by the plaintiff. The stopped vehicle was pushed ...

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Brain tumor symptoms misdiagnosed as anxiety disorder – $1,300,000 Verdict (access required)

This case involved a claim by a 25-year-old married mother of two young children for failure to diagnose a trigeminal schwannoma, a benign extra-axial brain tumor behind her left eye.  The tumor pressed against the nerve fibers of the dura ...

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Bank facing sanctions for delays in foreclosure case (access required)

Lawyers for a struggling Rockingham County homeowner are asking a judge to get tough with Bank of America N.A. for dragging its feet on payment after settling a foreclosure lawsuit. A U.S. magistrate judge entered a sanctions show-cause requiring BoA ...

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Bad Driving Record Supports Negligent Hiring Claim (access required)

An auto-accident plaintiff’s allegations about a truck driver’s bad driving record do not support a claim of negligent entrustment, but they do support a claim of negligent hiring and negligent retention, says a Rockingham County Circuit Court. The Supreme Court ...

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Hurt flagman can sue trucking company for negligent hiring (access required)

A construction flagman who was hurt when he was struck on a Rockingham County highway can sue the truck driver’s company for negligent hiring. The victim claimed the driver was hired without formal training, even though he was a convicted ...

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Baby born with breathing problems due to meconium – Settlements of $1,800,000 and $1,000,000 (access required)

At approximately 20 weeks’ gestation, mother’s obstetrician referred her for an ultrasound of a suspected omphacele or gastroschisis. The ultrasound revealed gastrochisis with a moderate amount of exposed bowel. On April 19, mother presented to the hospital in labor at ...

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Spinal cord damaged during surgery for herniated disk – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, age 35, went to defendant surgeon’s office on March 27, 2009, complaining of gradually worsening neck pain over the past three to four months. He also reported progressively worsening headaches, increasing numbness and tingling on the left side greater ...

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