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Woman died after complications from outpatient procedure – $4,000,000 Verdict (access required)

The decedent was a 42-year-old mother of three boys and the wife of a recently retired Marine drill sergeant. She went to Henrico Doctors Hospital on July 10, 2009, for a tubal ligation. It was to be an outpatient procedure, ...

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Patient received double recommended dose of medication – $1,250,000 Settlement (access required)

The patient was a 50-year-old nursing assistant who was taking anticoagulation medication (warfarin) because of a blood clot years prior. On the date in question, she was admitted to the hospital with a pelvic abscess to be drained by an ...

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Pedestrian struck and killed while crossing intersection – $395,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent was a 76-year-old female pedestrian crossing a private road at its intersection with Rio Road in Albemarle County. There was no marked crosswalk, but there was a curb cutout where the decedent entered the road. The defendant was stopped ...

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Motorcyclist killed instantly in collision – $1,100,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent was on a motorcycle, traveling straight on the roadway within the speed limit, when the defendant, an elderly man, pulled out directly into the path of the motorcycle. The collision resulted in the immediate death of the motorcyclist. ...

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Modular home lifted from foundation during tornado – $1,711,741 Verdict (access required)

The decedent purchased a modular home from the defendant. During the tornado that hit Gloucester in April 2011, the home was lifted off its foundation, flew through the air for several yards and flew through the garage where the decedent ...

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Woman killed by tractor-trailer while waiting for tow truck – $3,400,000 Settlement (access required)

Crystal A. Burgsteiner, a 27-year-old wife and mother of two young sons, was driving to her recently acquired job as a house cleaner when her car experienced mechanical problems. She proceeded to pull over safely, very close to the guardrail ...

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Bowel obstruction, sepsis led to death of N.C. teen – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

This medical-malpractice action involved the wrongful death of a 16-year-old high school student in Eastern North Carolina. The parents took the decedent to the emergency room of a local hospital on three successive days with complaints of abdominal pain, nausea ...

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