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Pedestrian struck by car — $775,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Left knee joint fractures (lateral tibial plateau and fibular head); left lateral meniscus tear; left knee cartilage damage; laceration above left eye; facial contusion; PTSD Name of case: Vizarreta v. Bartholomew Court: Fairfax ...

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Motorcyclist injured after colliding with turning truck — $1.8M settlement (access required)

Type of action: Truck v Motorcycle auto accident Injuries alleged: Right testicle rupture, broken rib, neck surgery and lower back pain Court: Prince William Circuit Court Date resolved: 10/17/2022 Special damages: Past medicals, future surgery for nerve repair to right ...

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Fairfax County jury sides with defense in med-mal suit — Defense verdict (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Permanent injury to the posterior interosseous nerve during the surgical repair of a dislocated elbow Court: Fairfax County Circuit Court Tried before: Jury Date resolved: 8/31/2022 Verdict or settlement: Verdict Amount: $0 (defense) ...

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Woman died months after pressure sore infections — $1.4M verdict (access required)

Type of action: Nursing home negligence Injuries alleged: Stage IV sacral pressure ulcer and unstageable left heel pressure ulcer; survival injuries and wrongful death Name of case: Nelson/Donaway v. Halifax Regional Long term Care, Inc. t/a The Woodview Court: Halifax ...

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Plaintiff struck, injured by falling scaffolding — $580,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Maritime personal injury Injuries alleged: Severe laceration requiring debridements and subsequent tendon lengthening surgery Court: Norfolk Circuit Court Tried before: Mediation Name of judge or mediator: Judge Thomas Shadrick (Ret.) Date resolved: 6/21/2022 Special damages: $135,000 in ...

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Car went airborne after striking dislodged manhole cover — $3,850,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Traumatic brain injury, multiple orthopedic and internal injuries Date resolved: 5/2/2022 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $3,850,000 Attorney for plaintiff (and city): Julie H. Heiden and Peter C. DePaolis, Fairfax Description of case: ...

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Pedestrian suffers serious injuries in hit-and-run — $2M settlement (access required)

Type of action: Auto accident, personal injury Injuries alleged: Multiple contusions and abrasions, broken teeth, facial lacerations, thoracic aorta injury, left pneumothorax, spleen hematoma, hypoxia, tachycardia, grade 5 hepatic laceration, necrosis and liquefaction of the kidney and liver, right knee ...

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Plaintiff suffered acute hypoxic event following procedure — $2.1M settlement (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Anoxic brain injury resulting in death Tried before: Mediation Name of judge or mediator: Judge Michael C. Allen (Ret.) Date resolved: 5/26/2022 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $2,100,000 Attorney for plaintiff (and city): ...

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Plaintiff sustained multiple fractures in head-on crash — $2,465,259.33 verdict (access required)

Type of action: Motor vehicle tort Injuries alleged: Comminuted tibial plafond fracture, talus fracture, fibula fracture, osteomyelitis and cervical injury Name of case: Williams v. Billeter Court: Norfolk Circuit Court Tried before: Jury Name of judge or mediator: Judge David ...

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