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Plaintiff claimed unauthorized practice of medicine to avoid the cap – Defense Verdict (access required)

James Planicka, DDS, suffered a severe heart attack in 2005 at age 65, after which he received an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). In May 2010, at age 70, he presented to Inova Fairfax Hospital for replacement of the ICD generator. ...

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Woman died from injuries sustained in car crash – $1,800,000 Settlement (access required)

This case arose out of an automobile accident which occurred on June 17, 2010 at the intersection of Wilmer Avenue and Chamberlayne Avenue in Henrico County. The intersection was controlled by a traffic light, and two independent witnesses were prepared ...

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Coverage dispute after wrongful death verdict resolved – $1,140,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiffs were the administrator and the family/beneficiaries of the estate of an 18-year-old college student killed in a motor vehicle accident. The family secured a judgment against the driver of the car the decedent was riding in for $1,900,000. The ...

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Asbestos case tried under maritime and wrongful death law – $9,182,906 Verdict (access required)

A 68-year-old retired shipyard worker died from mesothelioma, which was allegedly caused by his use of John Crane Inc.’s asbestos gaskets and packing at the Newport News Shipyard, where he worked as a pipefitter and pipefitter foreman from 1962 to ...

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Anesthesia error results in death following emergency c-section – $1,350,000 Settlement (access required)

A 36-year-old woman was admitted for the induction of labor following a normal prenatal course. During labor, fetal tracing became non-reassuring, prompting the treating obstetrician to order an emergency cesarean section. During the procedure, the defendant anesthesiologist failed to secure ...

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Single-vehicle accident took lives of three family members – $965,000 Settlement (access required)

This wrongful death case stemmed from a family tragedy in which three Purcellville residents were killed and four others were injured in a single-vehicle crash. The accident occurred on Route 55 near Front Royal on Sept. 5, 2010, when the ...

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Woman dies nine weeks after slip & fall, causation contested – $2,400,000 Settlement (access required)

The decedent was a registered nurse, wife and mother of two who fell on the steps at a commercial facility. The plaintiff alleged that the steps were not built according to the building code, such that the defendants were negligent ...

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