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Man attacked by heifer, thrown 30 feet into air – $1.2M Settlement (access required)

Client, a 60-year-old licensed plumber, arrived at defendant’s farm to estimate the cost of installing water lines for cattle. When he arrived, the farmer was extracting a dead calf from a first-calf heifer with a rope attached to a farm ...

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Man suffered cramps, pain, waited two days to go to ER – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a mid-50s medical professional, presented to urgent care with complaints of nausea, gas, abdominal cramps and pain. The urgent care physician performed a detailed assessment and noted some mild tenderness to deep palpation on the right side, but what ...

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Child died of sepsis, NP misdiagnosed ailment – $950,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent was a 3 ½-year-old child who presented to her pediatrician’s office with complaints of vomiting and high fever. The decedent was seen only by a nurse practitioner who diagnosed gastroenteritis and prescribed fluid replacement and Tylenol, and then ...

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Man died during heart surgery – $7,000,000 Defense Verdict (access required)

William Johnson, age 51, had longstanding cardiac arrhythmia resulting in cardiomyopathy and a severely reduced ejection fraction (29 percent). In February 2015, he underwent an endocardial ablation procedure in an attempt to cure the arrhythmias. The procedure failed. On March ...

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Lawyer suffered TBI in rear-ender, made full recovery – $1.25 Million Settlement (access required)

While waiting at a stop light, plaintiff’s vehicle was rear-ended by a commercial truck hauling a trailer, with a combined weight of over 10,000 pounds. Defendant corporation claimed that the defendant driver, who was driving the vehicle on the weekend ...

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Loaded dump truck killed pregnant woman in wreck – $4.05 Million Settlement (access required)

This was a vehicular accident at a highly traveled intersection controlled by traffic signals. This accident involved a large, loaded dump truck weighing approximately 64,000 lbs. which struck a passenger car and killed a young woman who was approximately nine ...

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Performer disabled when stunt went wrong, claim mediated – $1.6 Million Settlement (access required)

Claimant was a performer who was injured when a planned stunt went wrong. He fell from a height landing flat and hard striking the right side of his face. He was rendered unconscious for an hour. As a result of ...

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Woman killed by ‘tailswing’ of log on turning logging truck – $1.2 Million Settlement (access required)

Decedent’s vehicle was found pointing north in the median separating the northbound and southbound lanes of Route 29 south of Lynchburg. There was an approximately 8-foot section of pine log protruding from the windshield that appeared to have broken off. ...

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