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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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Man died after surgery, doctors prevail in death suit – Defense Verdict (access required)

At 10:30 a.m. on May 1, 2008, the decedent, age 80, was brought to the Prince William Hospital Emergency Department by ambulance with complaints of severe back and right hip pain, nausea and vomiting, which had started that morning. Awake, ...

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