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Defendant tried to pass truck, struck decedent’s vehicle head on – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

A mother of two was killed when the defendant collided head-on with her vehicle as he was trying to pass a tractor-trailer on Route 340 in Rockingham County. The accident occurred on a foggy morning. A witness, who was driving ...

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Decedent’s chest X-ray showed signs of dissection, experts claim – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

On March 2, 2012, plaintiff’s decedent, a 41-year-old shipyard worker, presented to defendant hospital’s emergency room at approximately 1:00 a.m. with a history of smoking and a chief complaint of chest pain radiating to his neck/throat with nausea. The pain ...

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Child died after falling through railing of hotel balcony – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

The infant decedent, nearly 3 years old, and members of her family rented a room at the defendant hotel for an overnight stay at the beach. Hotel personnel assigned the family to an upper-story oceanfront room. The hotel was built ...

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Pre-K student struck and killed by bus in school parking lot – $4,357,431 Verdict (access required)

On Jan. 9, 2009, the decedent, a 4-year-old pre-kindergarten student, got off his bus at the elementary school to cross the parking lot and go into the school. As the boy was crossing the parking lot to join his classmates ...

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Woman died from heart disease six days after hospitalization – Motion to Strike Granted (access required)

The decedent was a 28-year-old female who presented to the emergency department of Sentara CarePlex Hospital on Feb. 1, 2011, shortly after midnight. She complained of having developed episodes of sharp subscapular chest pain (lasting about five minutes) earlier that ...

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Plaintiff: Evidence of contrib not admissible under Deadman’s Statute – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

In December 2013, the driver of a commercial box truck rear-ended a van in the right hand lane on a major street in Hampton Roads with a 35 mph speed limit. The driver of the van was ejected and died ...

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Experts: Steroids would not have prevented progression of lung disease – Defense Verdict (access required)

On June 25, 2010, plaintiff’s decedent, a 49-year-old female who worked as a computer systems analyst making $175,000 per year, presented to the defendant rheumatologist for diagnosis and treatment of a persistent forearm rash, aching joints, shortness of breath and ...

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