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Virginia Tort Claims Act used in defamation suit – $125,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged in a complaint filed pursuant to the Virginia Torts Claims Act that a report published online by a state agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia in March 2013 defamed her. The jury found that the defendant had committed ...

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Operation for melanoma was too extensive – $275,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was diagnosed with malignant melanoma on his back. Accordingly he underwent a large resection in order to gain clean margins, and sentinel node biopsy. Surgical pathology revealed no cancer. The case was that although the initial biopsy had some ...

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Wrong side of plaintiff’s face was treated with radiation – $800,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was diagnosed with right trigeminal neuralgia which caused significant pain to the right side of her face. The condition was not adequately controlled with medication and her neurosurgeon recommended that she undergo a radiation procedure known as Gamma Knife. ...

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Podiatrist didn’t repair ankle properly – $225,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff experienced a trimalleo­lar ankle fracture as a result of a fall from a retaining wall. The defendant podiatrist repaired two of the frac­tures but did not repair the posterior malleolus fragment. Approximate­ly 18 months later the ankle migrated posteriorly ...

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Drunken driver’s carriers offer $70K, jury gives $230K – $230,000 Verdict (access required)

Kathleen Young suffered a neck injury when her vehicle was hit in the rear by Cantrice Henderson on Hopkins Road in Chesterfield County. At the time of the crash Henderson had a blood alcohol content of .26. Liability was admitted. ...

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Plaintiff wanted less than demand to avoid trial, but carrier balked – $50,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was a 26-year-old wom­an driving home along the Virginia Beach oceanfront at 11 p.m. The de­fendant ran a red light at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Ave­nue. Plaintiff’s ve­hicle overturned, and the windshield blew out showering ...

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Record personal injury verdict scored in DC in med-mal case – $8,350,000 Verdict (access required)

A man and his wife have recovered a ver­dict in D.C. Superior Court of $8,350,000. This verdict is a record for personal injury verdicts in D.C., the Superior Court started keeping comprehensive statistics on all in­jury verdicts in 2007. Mr. ...

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Paraplegic man prevails on appeal of disability bias claim – $100,000 plus medicals and attorney’s fees (access required)

Complainant is a 26-year employ­ee of the Defense Logistics Agency in Richmond and is a paraplegic confined to a wheelchair. He was subjected to repeated instances of harassment and discrimination because of his disability. His super­visor made disparaging remarks about ...

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Jury rejected contrib for worker struck by vehicle – $207,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was working with a leaf pickup crew in Alleghany County when defendant struck plaintiff with his ve­hicle while passing through the work zone. Plaintiff was taken to the emergen­cy room where x-rays confirmed bilateral malleolar fractures, which ultimately re­quired ...

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Jury awards $300K for spinal injury in accident – $300,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a government contractor and volunteer firefighter, was injured in a collision that occurred on Route 7 in Leesburg. The defendant unsuccessfully attempted to cross the two westbound lanes of Route 7 to turn left from a side street onto ...

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