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Tag Archives: Suffolk Circuit Court

Rear-ender by tow truck caused mild TBA, permanent problems – $800,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s vehicle was rear-ended by a tow truck on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. She was medically evacuated by helicopter to Norfolk General Hospital where she was diagnosed. She suffered a mild traumatic brain injury with personality changes, memory diffi­culty ...

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Driver shot by hunter taps mulitple homeowners’ policies – $1,400,000 Settlement (access required)

Tracy Epps, a 52-year-old Emporia man, was shot by a hunter as he was riding down the road on a Saturday morning with his dog. As Epps passed by an organized deer hunt operated by the Brink Hunt Club in ...

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Wrongful death of fetus yields case of first impression – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent mother was a 38-year-old resident of Windsor, Virginia, and on Dec. 12, 2014, was seven months pregnant with her baby (aka Henry Wyatt Acree). She left work that evening on her way home from Suffolk to Windsor, traveling westbound ...

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Witnesses supported claim that rear lights were obstructed – $800,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was traveling home after visiting with his wife in a local hospital. On his way home, defendant was operating a farm use truck on a dark country four-lane highway. Plaintiff’s car struck the rear of the farm truck at ...

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Plaintiff claims emergency physicians failed to diagnose stroke – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was a 31-year-old female who presented to the emergency department via EMS with complaints of severe headache, visual loss, dizziness and nausea/vomiting. She reported to the EMS personnel and the ED providers that she had experienced similar symptoms ...

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Supervisor liable, but employer is not, on ‘Bowman’ claim – $6,713 Verdict (access required)

William Hanson sued his former employer, 1 Foot 2 Foot and its owner/supervisor, Dr. Matthew C. Dairman, for wrongful discharge. Hanson’s theory of recovery was retaliatory discharge against public policy, first recognized in Bowman v. State Bank of Keysville, 229 ...

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Head-on collision leads to permanent intestinal injuries – $637,500 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a 60-year-old male, employed as an engineer at the Surry Nuclear Power Plant. The defendant was a juvenile at the time of the accident. Their two vehicles approached from opposite directions on Bridge Road in Suffolk on ...

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