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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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Rehab hospital patient was at risk due to cognitive deterioration – $1,150,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent was 69 years old, working successfully as a stockbroker and independent in all activities of daily living. On Nov. 1, 2010, the decedent was admitted to the hospital with complaints of double vision, dizziness and unsteady gait. Although ...

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Third party texting liability at issue in wrongful death case – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

In March 2013, the 30-year-old decedent, a Virginia resident, was lawfully operating his motorcycle with the right of way on a Maryland roadway, traveling at about 40 to 45 miles per hour (below the posted 50 mile per hour speed ...

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Repairman killed in fiery head-on collision with drunk driver – $6,350,000 Verdict (access required)

The decedent was driving a flatbed truck loaded with a forklift at 12:30 p.m. when the defendant tried to cross a double solid yellow line and crashed head-on into the decedent’s truck. The truck then exploded into flames. The decedent ...

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No witnesses to accident that killed both drivers – $1,250,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent was operating his vehicle on a two-lane road. Defendant driver was operating his vehicle on the same road, coming from the opposite direction. The two vehicles collided. Decedent died at the scene, and the defendant driver died at the ...

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