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
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.