Type of action: Personal injury
Injuries alleged: Rectovaginal fistula
Name of case: Taylor v. Harlow
Court: Chesterfield Circuit Court
Case no.: CL200001499-00
Tried before: Jury
Name of judge or mediator: Judge David E. Johnson
Date resolved: 11/2/2022
Special damages: Medical bills of $590,741.80; future costs of $144,000
Verdict or settlement: Verdict
Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): Bill Shields and Jennifer Wilkie, Richmond; Corine Bailey, Petersburg
Description of case: The plaintiff fell on a defective step and then down a flight of stairs, rupturing the membrane between her vagina and rectum.
Bill Shields, counsel for the plaintiff, provided case information.