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Women was victim of mall kidnapping, car wreck – $2,600,000 Settlement (access required)

The 61-year-old decedent was the plaintiff’s wife of 25 years. She was abducted from the parking garage of a regional mall at 1:20 p.m. on Sept. 13, 2008. Her abductors were two teenagers who had shoplifted a replica gun designed ...

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Decedent not warned of his increased risk for pulmonary embolus – $1,700,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent, age 49 at the time of his death, underwent an arthroscopy with synovectomy operative procedure on his left knee in 2006. Eight days post-op, the defendant orthopedic surgeon diagnosed the decedent with an acute deep venous thrombosis involving the ...

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Failure to diagnose impending heart attack results in death – $825,000 Settlement (access required)

A 50-year-old morbidly obese male patient with a history of uncontrolled high cholesterol presented to a family doctor complaining of back pain radiating to the chest, episodic shortness of breath and diaphoresis. An EKG was ordered revealing a Q wave ...

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Cancer diagnosed 18 months after mass was first detected – $1,100,000 Settlement (access required)

This was a wrongful death action premised on medical malpractice. The plaintiffs alleged that the defendant radiologist misread, as normal, a Dec. 22, 2007, chest film and a July 31, 2008, X-ray of the decedent’ s left arm, both of ...

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89-year-old killed in car crash had been healthy, active for her age – $525,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent, an 89-year-old woman, was proceeding through an intersection on a green light. The defendant, a 90-year-old woman, traveling in the opposite direction, failed to yield and made a left turn immediately in front of decedent’ s car. The two ...

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Tractor-trailer passenger killed in fiery interstate crash – $1,650,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent was a passenger of a tractor-trailer driven by a fellow employee on Interstate 20 in Lincoln Parish, La., traveling in the left lane at approximately 70 mph. The vehicle was approximately 10-20 yards behind another tractor-trailer, at which time ...

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Claim: Delayed diagnosis of lung cancer led to 27-year-old’s death – $1,250,000 Settlement (access required)

An ER physician missed a mass in the left lung on a chest X-ray performed on Sept. 14, 2006. The reviewing radiologist saw the mass but failed to call the ER physician, or speak with her face to face, regarding ...

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Family of attorney killed in hit-and-run settles civil suit – $1,255,000 Settlement (access required)

Roanoke attorney Tom Farrell, 49, was running at 5:45 a.m. when he was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver. The defendant, Jeffrey Young, was charged with involuntary manslaughter and hit-and-run. He was acquitted of all charges by a Roanoke ...

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Van-fire plaintiff can cite other fires (access required)

A Waynesboro family can use evidence of other fires in Ford Windstar minivans to sue Ford Motor Company for the wrongful death of their three-year-old daughter after their minivan caught fire in their driveway. Earlier, an Albemarle County Circuit Court ...

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