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Psychiatric patient committed suicide while at hospital – $800,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff’s decedent, a 23-year-old man who suffered from schizophrenia, was voluntarily admitted to the defendant psychiatric hospital for worsening symptoms associated with his condition. Upon admission, he denied suicidal ideation, but reported an overwhelming sense of dread, and stated ...

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Wrongful death of infant settled prior to litigation – $1,200,000 Settlement (access required)

This case involved the alleged mismanagement of the high-risk labor and delivery of a pregestational insulin-dependent diabetic mother. For a period of over 26 hours during labor, the mother was not given insulin despite elevated blood sugar levels upon admission ...

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Man dies from pulmonary embolism, misdiagnosis claimed – $1,700,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff’s decedent, age 40, suffered a fracture of his tibia after being struck by a tree. He was evaluated in an emergency department, diagnosed with a fracture and referred to an orthopedist. Over the course of the next several ...

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Claim: Trucker was warned about wheels before they came off – $3,550,000 Settlement (access required)

On the morning of the incident, plaintiff’s decedent was on her way to work. The rear tandem wheels of a tractor-trailer owned and operated by the defendants disengaged from the trailer and crashed into decedent’s vehicle, resulting in decedent’s death. ...

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Verdict slashed, lawyer referred for discipline (access required)

A Charlottesville judge slashed a record wrongful death verdict by two-thirds and ordered sanctions against the plaintiff and his lawyer in the aftermath of a hotly contested trial. Circuit Court Judge Edward L. Hogshire also referred Charlottesville lawyer Matthew B. ...

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