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Tag Archives: Stafford County Circuit Court

Driver couldn’t explain not seeing pedestrian in crosswalk – $245,000 Settlement (access required)

Danielle Davis was a 23-year-old graduate student walking home at 8:20 p.m. (dusk) while carrying gro­ceries from WalMart with her fiancee when she was struck while crossing a four-way controlled intersection against a red light. The car made a left ...

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Man sued dentist over teeth removal, unworkable dentures – Defense Verdict (access required)

On July 27, 2011, plaintiff presented to the defendant general dentist complaining of loose teeth. The defendant diagnosed plaintiff with Stage IV periodontitis, recommended extraction of all but six teeth and dentures as a prosthetic. Plaintiff decided to move forward ...

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Spinal surgeon placed instruments too deeply – $2,550,000 Verdict (access required)

This was a medical malpractice case against spinal surgeon Thomas J. Raley Jr., M.D., and his practice group, Advanced Spine and Pain PLLC, for injury to a patient during spinal surgery called posterior lumbar interbody fusion (“PLIF”). During surgery, Raley ...

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Complications arose during surgery on broken clavicle – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, age 52 and mailman with the US Postal Service for 26 years, fell on April 30, 2011, fracturing his collarbone (or clavicle). The defendant orthopedic surgeon treated the plaintiff, who was a two-pack-a-day cigarette smoker, conservatively with a sling ...

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How to win cases and influence damages (access required)

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The Supreme Court of Virginia had mostly good news this month for lawyers seeking damages in state courts. The court opened doors for disgruntled consumers and removed one possible hurdle for litigants seeking punitive damages. The court also made it ...

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Auto manufacturer refused to buy back defective vehicle – $29,168 Verdict, $31,500 in Legal Fees (access required)

This was a Virginia Lemon Law/ Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act case filed due to a vehicle’s numerous defects. The defective vehicle, a Kia Forte, allegedly had a multitude of problems, including: engine vibrations while driving, loss of power steering functioning (after ...

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