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Tag Archives: Stafford County Circuit Court

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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Woman injured when SUV crashed into bank lobby – $175,000 Verdict (access required)

On Oct. 10, 2012, the 72-year-old defendant was pulling into a parking spot at a local bank when she lost control of her SUV,  jumped the sidewalk and crashed into the bank’s vestibule. The impact occurred just as the plaintiff, ...

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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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Habeas Relief for Juvenile Assault Case (access required)

A Stafford County Circuit Court grants a writ of habeas corpus to a defendant convicted of sexual assault as a juvenile, based on his court-appointed lawyer’s constitutionally ineffective assistance of counsel, which included a failure to adequately investigate allegations that ...

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Claim: Surgical complications led to premature menopause – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 41-year-old woman with a longstanding history of Crohn’s disease, presented in March 2007 to a gynecologist/gynecologic surgeon with reports of left-sided pelvic pain. A recent pelvic ultrasound report provided to the surgeon indicated as part of the patient’s ...

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Walmart customer seriously injured in slip & fall – $11,250,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a customer at a Walmart store in Stafford County. A Walmart employee had mopped the floor and left the area to get a warning cone. While the employee was gone, plaintiff came into the area. Plaintiff did not ...

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