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Woman partially paralyzed after fall down shaftway – $6.5 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was partially paralyzed when she fell five stories down an open shaftway in a residential apartment building in which she was a guest of a resident. Plaintiff and a companion opened an unlocked closet door, stepped over a 36-inch ...

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Confusion over baby’s heart report results in death – $1.4 Million Settlement (access required)

A 17-year-old single mother brought her 2-week-old son to a primary care physician for his first check-up. He had been born healthy with normal vital signs. The mother, a refugee who recently arrived to the U.S. and who did not ...

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Surgeon botched woman’s hernia repair – $1 Million Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a 71-year-old wife and mother who dealt with chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease for over two decades. In December 2015, she was admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with a diaphragmatic hernia and reflux disease. The defendant general ...

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Man hurt after other driver ran stop sign – $1.2 Million Settlement (access required)

On May 26, 2017, plaintiff was driving within the City of Hopewell when his vehicle was struck by a contractor from California who ran a stop sign. Initially the defendant claimed the stop sign was obscured by low-hanging tree limbs ...

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Pressure injuries at nursing home led to man’s death – $375,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent, John Doe, was admitted to Woe Nursing Home for rehabilitation after placement of a pacemaker. At the time of admission, Doe had numerous pre-existing conditions including, but not limited to: Sick sinus syndrome; iron deficiency and anemia; coronary ...

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Doctor suffered multiple injuries from food poisoning – $525,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a 58-year-old general surgeon from Richmond in excellent health. He went to the emergency room with complaints of chest pain, diaphoresis, fever, headache, nausea, neck pain, and stiffness, vomiting and weakness several days after ingesting food purchased from ...

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