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Jury finds for all three defendants in med-mal death action – Defense Verdict (access required)

This case involved a 54-year-old male who was overweight and diabetic and who had a family history of heart disease, who presented to the emergency room at Mary Washington Hospital with a history of chest pain and shortness of breath. ...

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Plaintiff’s counsel focused on video interviews in death case – $3,000,000 Settlement (access required)

The defendant attempted to make a left turn from a side street onto a four-lane road without yielding to oncoming traffic. Defendant’s sedan hit the rear quarter panel of the passenger side of the victim’s pick-up truck, sending it into ...

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Teen pedestrian struck and killed on dark highway – Defense Verdict (access required)

This case stems from an accident that happened on July 31, 2010, around 9:30 p.m. on U.S. 13 in Accomac, just north of the intersection with Daugherty Road. The roadway in this area is not lighted. As defendant was driving ...

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Ambulance driver was texting shortly before fatal collision – $800,000 Settlement (access required)

On Jan. 6, 2012, the decedent was a passenger in a private transport ambulance. The decedent was 82 years old and had undergone an aortic valve replacement at the University of Virginia Medical Center several weeks earlier. On the morning ...

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Catheter came loose during dialysis, causing stroke, death – $1,700,000 Settlement (access required)

The decedent was a 33-year-old mother of three minor children who went for dialysis therapy at the University of Virginia Health System Dialysis Center in Amherst. During the dialysis treatment, a catheter was used to remove blood from the decedent, ...

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Estate settles texting-and-driving suit for $800,000 (access required)

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Distracted drivers – talking, texting, e-mailing, or playing “Words with Friends” – are increasingly causing serious accidents and finding themselves targets for lawsuits. Jay Tronfeld of Richmond said his firm sees cases “all the time,” particularly involving younger, texting drivers. ...

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Faulty building repairs led to carbon monoxide deaths – $2,500,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedents, a husband and wife in their late 60s, died from carbon monoxide poisoning. The couple was discovered dead in their rental apartment. The apartment contained extreme levels of carbon monoxide, which after an extensive investigation, was found to ...

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Loss of oxygen during orthopedic surgery led to brain injury, death – Confidential Settlement (access required)

A 58-year-old male with a medical history of cervical fusion and rheumatoid arthritis suffered a dislocation of a left hip prosthesis after a fall. After presenting to the emergency room, he was evaluated prior to the orthopedic surgery required to ...

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