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Teen died in gym class from a cardiac condition — $1.3M settlement (access required)

Type of action: Wrongful death Injuries alleged: Wrongful death of a 15-year-old high school student from failure to provide life-saving interventions in response to an emergency cardiac episode Date resolved: 9/14/2021 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $1,300,000 Attorneys for plaintiff ...

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Man injured after tripping over displaced cement slab — $1.475M settlement (access required)

Type of action: Slip and fall, personal injury Injuries alleged: Elbow injury leading to elbow replacement surgery Court: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia Name of judge or mediator: Judge Thomas Shadrick (Ret.) Date resolved: 2/1/2022 Special ...

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Infant delivered at 28.5 weeks; resuscitation unsuccessful — $800,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Death of a 28.5 week fetus in high-risk mother Tried before: Mediation Name of judge or mediator: Judge Johanna L. Fitzpatrick (Ret.) Date resolved: 12/13/2021 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $800,000 (before litigation) ...

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Plaintiff fractured arm in T-bone crash — $155,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Auto accident Injuries alleged: Compacted distal radius fracture, with compacted and comminuted ulnar fracture, as well as concussion without loss of consciousness, deficient saccadic eye movements, neck pain down to fingertip, PTSD, physical therapy Date resolved: 12/21/2021 ...

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Man sustained mild TBI in five-car auto accident — $250,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Auto accident Injuries alleged: Concussion/mild traumatic brain injury; cervical spine ligament injury Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $250,000 Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): John M. Cooper, Norfolk; Bailey L. Gifford, ­Virginia Beach; and Gary C. Byler, Virginia ...

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Sudden medical emergency defense presented in car, bus accident — Defense verdict (access required)

Type of action: Auto accident involving car and bus Injuries alleged: Soft tissue injuries to neck, back and hip; claimed partial rotator cuff tear requiring surgery Name of case: Argichew v. Wilee Court: Fairfax County Circuit Court Case no.: CL-2019-6925 ...

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Cook suffered soft tissue injuries after rear-end crash at stoplight — $150,000 verdict (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury; auto accident Injuries alleged: Ureteral tear, nephrectomy Name of case: Jones v. Stroble Court: Richmond Circuit Court Case no.: Cl20-4130 Tried before: Jury Name of judge: Judge Jacqueline S. McClenney Date resolved: 1/20/2022 Special damages: ...

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Musician fractured patella after fall in fast food restaurant — $130,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury; slip and fall Injuries alleged: Shattered left patella, with ensuing surgery and rehab Date resolved: 12/8/2021 Special damages: $36,251.59 Demand: $750,000 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $130,000 Attorney for plaintiff (and city): Mark S. Paullin, ...

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Single mom injured after head hit ­steering wheel in crash — $225,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Concussion, headaches, PTSD, neck pain, back pain and arm/hand pain Name of case: Kalen v. Dreyhaupt Court: Stafford County Circuit Court Date resolved: 8/10/2021 Special damages: Medical bills totaling $45,935.07 Verdict or settlement: ...

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