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Patient with history of sleep apnea died during surgical recovery – Defense Verdict (access required)

The decedent, 63, underwent a five-hour back surgery (laminectomy and fusion) on March 23, 2009, at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Her medical history was significant for obesity, severe obstructive sleep apnea, renal failure, congestive heart failure, hypertension and diabetes. The defendant ...

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Criminal proceedings in arson case revitalized wrongful death suit – $250,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiffs’ decedent died two days after suffering burns covering 60 percent of his body in a residential house fire that occurred in Nelson County on Aug. 2, 2009. Plaintiffs retained counsel and considered filing a case shortly after the fire, ...

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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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