Type of action: Medical malpractice
Injuries alleged: Fractured ankles
Name of judge or mediator: Judge Thomas S. Shadrick (Ret.)
Date resolved: 9/8/2022
Special damages: $100,000
Verdict or settlement: Settlement
Attorney for plaintiff (and city): Carlton F. Bennett, Virginia Beach
Description of case: Doe had suffered a spinal cord injury and was wheelchair bound. She was admitted to Woe’s healthcare facility for physical therapy and during a physical therapy session the therapist attempted to have her stand in parallel bars and Doe slid forward from her wheelchair and onto the floor, fracturing both ankles. The physical therapist should have had assistance in this activity to prevent Doe from falling.
Plaintiff’s counsel Carlton F. Bennett provided case information.