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Driver pursued by police killed man in hit-and-run – $250,000 Settlement (access required)

The decedent was driving with his wife as the front pas­senger through an intersec­tion on Midlothian Parkway in Chesterfield County when another vehicle, driven by the defendant, entered the intersection at a high rate of speed and struck their vehicle. ...

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Woman’s family claimed failure to diagnose infections – Defense Verdict (access required)

Janet Roberts, a 70-year-old wife and mother of four, developed a sacral decubitus ulcer at home, which required a hospital ad­mission and antibiotics for a positive wound culture. She was discharged to the defendant nursing home on April 26, 2011, ...

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Man died during series of tests set by cardiologist – Defense Verdict (access required)

Jody Houston, a 54-year-old avid kayaker and stock trader, presented to the defendant cardiologist on March 25, 2013, with a history of chest pain for two months, gastric reflux, high cholesterol, a lifetime of cigarette smoking, and an abnormal EKG ...

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Special needs child, 6, drowned at pool party (access required)

This case involving the drowning death of a 6-year old special needs child. The plaintiffs’ son was a 6-year-old autistic child, suffering from Asperger’s Syndrome. He had significant learning disabilities and required round-the-clock supervision. In the summer of 2014, the ...

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Wrongful death case brought over delayed communication – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

This medical malpractice case alleged the wrongful death of a 75-year-old due to delayed communication of cancer diagnosis. [15-T-208]   Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Wrongful death Court: Newport News Circuit Court Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $1,000,000.00 ...

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Delayed diagnosis of perforation during aneurysm repair caused death – $850,000 Settlement (access required)

This case involved the death of a 58-year-old woman, who died as a result of complications from a neuro-embolization procedure to repair a cerebral aneurysm. She was survived by her two adult children. In June 2013, the decedent was diagnosed ...

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Driver allegedly was violating hours-of-service regluations – $985,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent was a resident of Mathias, West Virginia, who drove to Harrisonburg every day to work at a chicken processing facility. Early in the morning of Nov. 13, 2014, she was driving eastbound on a windy two-lane road west of ...

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Hospital patient died from complications of sickle cell disease – Defense Verdict (access required)

Decedent was 19 years old and suffered from sickle cell disease. She presented to Virginia Hospital Center-Arlington on May 29, 2011, with signs and symptoms consistent with sickle cell vaso-occlusive pain crisis. On the morning of May 31, she was ...

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Child with sleep apnea died of cardiac arrhythmia after surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Oct. 31, 2013, plaintiff’s decedent, a 5-year-old male with history of chronic severe obstructive sleep apnea underwent a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy surgery (T&A) to seek relief from the ongoing obstructions in the airway. The patient tolerated the procedure well, ...

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