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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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Patient died during recovery from hip surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

Decedent presented to the hospital for reconstructive hip arthroplasty. Subsequent to the procedure, decedent was diagnosed with a post-surgical ileus. Plaintiff alleged that defendants failed to properly manage the patient post-surgery, and that led to his aspiration and ultimately his ...

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Drunken drivers struck equipment, killing crewman – $5,000,000 Verdict (access required)

Two intoxicated drivers entered a work zone and struck a blade implement hanging off the rear of a construction tractor. The impact turned the tractor and pinned the decedent, a road crewman, between the blade and a dump truck. Defendants ...

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