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Plaintiff struck by box, fell into glass door — $1.5M settlement

Type of action: Personal injury


Injuries alleged: Mild traumatic brain injury

Court: Hampton Circuit Court

Tried before: Mediation

Name of judge or mediator: Judge Thomas S. Shadrick (Ret.)

Date resolved: 8/30/2022


Special damages: $35,352.47

Verdict or settlement: Settlement

Amount: $1,500,000

Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): Stephen M. Smith, Howard P. Smith, David B. Holt, C. Stewart Gill Jr. and C. Darden Barrett Jr., Hampton

Description of case: This case concluded with a confidential settlement; certain


details are redacted. An employee of the defendant company negligently caused a box to strike the 68-year-old plaintiff in the head. The strike from the box knocked the plaintiff’s head into a glass door and caused her to fall to the floor. The plaintiff had an extensive pre-existing psychiatric history. As a result of the impacts the plaintiff incurred, she sustained a mild traumatic brain injury.

Darden Barrett, counsel for the plaintiff, provided case information.