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Workers’ Comp Settlement is second largest ever – $3.9 Million Settlement (access required)

Claimant is a 42-year-old quadriplegic as a result of a fall from a second story balcony. Claimant lives at home by himself in a rental house. He has no contact with any family members and requires 24/7 home health care ...

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Man stepped on unsecured water meter cover – $205,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff stepped on an unsecured water meter cover. Her foot fell through resulting in surgery to re-attach the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th metatarsal bones that had separated from the tarsal bones. Fairfax Water initially denied the claim, stating lack ...

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Doctor’s reconstruction surgery didn’t cause later complications – Defense Verdict (access required)

At age 3, plaintiff had a facial tumor removed from the right side of his face. As a result, the growth centers of his face were altered resulting in the right side being smaller. He had numerous surgeries over the ...

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Northern Neck wrongful death case settles for $4M – $4 Million Settlement (access required)

On the night of Aug. 10-11, 2017, two friends, Graham McCormick and J. Randolph “Rand” Hooper went for a boat ride on Carter’s Creek in Lancaster County. The boat belonged to Rand’s father, Gary Hooper, who had given Rand permission ...

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Baby stillborn due to placental abruption, doctor prevails – Defense Verdict (access required)

This lawsuit was brought by a patient who presented to the hospital in the early morning hours of Dec. 24, 2014. The patient was 33 weeks pregnant and complaining of severe abdominal pain and continuous contractions. However, no contractions were ...

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