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Worker run over during Interstate 64 construction — $600,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Truck/pedestrian injury Name of judge or mediator: Judge Thomas Shadrick (Ret.) Date resolved: 6/17/2021 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $600,000 Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): John M. Cooper and Charles B. Lustig, Norfolk; and Judd Mendelson, Suffolk ...

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Plaintiff injured knee after slipping on ice at apartment complex — $400,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Slip and fall Court: Newport News Circuit Court Name of judge or mediator: Judge William S. Moore (Ret.) Date resolved: 8/5/2021 Special damages: Past medical bills of approximately $224,612.94; lost wages of approximately $84,000 Verdict or settlement: ...

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Delay in treatment alleged to have led to permanent neurological deficits — $1.85M settlement (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Severe, permanent neurological deficits and sequelae, including chronic pain, progressive neuropathy, bowel and bladder dysfunction and mobility challenges Name of judge or mediator: Judge B. Waugh Crigler (Ret.) Date resolved: 3/31/2021 Special damages: ...

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Elderly man died after colonoscopy — $300,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Wrongful death by medical negligence under the Federal Tort Claims Act Injuries alleged: Gastrointestinal hemorrhage leading to hypovolemic shock and death Court: U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, Roanoke Division Tried before: Mediation Name ...

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Comp settlement believed to be second-largest in state history — $5,300,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Workers’ compensation Court: Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $5,300,000 Date of settlement: 2021 Attorney for plaintiff: Stephen T. Harper, Richmond Description of case: Claimant suffered a slip and fall at work in 2014. ...

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Mother’s breast cancer remained undiagnosed for 15 months — $900,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Delayed diagnosis of breast cancer leading to stage IV metastatic breast cancer Date resolved: 4/15/2021 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $900,000 Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): Lee Livingston and Anthony Greene, Charlottesville Description ...

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Man left with permanent shoulder injury after auto accident — $125,000 verdict (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Permanent shoulder subluxation without definite labrum tear, burns from airbag being deployed and whiplash Name of case: Coffman v. Tran Court: Frederick County Circuit Court Case no.: CL20000418-00 Tried before: Jury Name of ...

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Driver injured in rollover interstate crash (access required)

Personal Injury $750,000 settlement Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: T12 burst fracture, T10-L2 posterior instrumented fusion, T12 laminectomy Date resolved: 5/13/2021 Special damages: Past medical bills totaling $215,440; past wage loss totaling $14,000 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: ...

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Plaintiff suffered femoral nerve injury during medical procedure — $1.25M settlement (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Femoral nerve injury Date resolved: 5/3/2021 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $1,250,000 Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): Russell W. Updike and Jennifer K.M. Crawford, Covington; Kendall O. Clay and Ashley L. Wright, Radford ...

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