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Jury returns verdict for hurt woman in less than an hour – $1,249,979 Verdict (access required)

This was a T-bone motor vehicle collision in which the plaintiff was the front-seat passenger and suffered various injuries, including anosmia, a mild-traumatic brain injury and a neuroma to her hip. Only the hip injury and some soft tissue strains ...

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Driver recovers in case of who-had-green-light – $125,000 Verdict (access required)

On Aug. 19, 2014, the plaintiff was traveling southbound on South Boston Road in Fluvanna County, proceeding through the intersection with Slice Road. The defendant was traveling northbound on South Boston Road, made a left turn onto Slice Road, and ...

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Man, stopped for traffic, killed in rear-ender – $1.45 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent, a 60-year-old divorced man survived by his adult daughter, was fatally injured in an auto collision on one of the many Tidewater bridge crossings. Decedent, driving an old model sedan with a rear-mounted gas tank, was stopped for ...

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Woman lost leg after compomrised foot surgery – $2 Million Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a 54-year-old woman who saw defendant podiatrist for intractable foot pain. Defendant diagnosed a neuroma (a benign condition) and scheduled surgery to remove. On the morning of surgery, a nurse noted discoloration of the toes, swelling, and white ...

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Long-time business deal unravels, ends in fraud lawsuit – $657,434.80 verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, Multi Textiles Inc. (“Multi Textiles”), is an importer, wholesaler, and distributor of textiles. For over 30 years, Multi Textiles supplied defendant, Tidewater Area Central Laundry, Inc. d/b/a Share Hospital Services (“SHS”), a cooperative laundry servicing multiple hospitals in the ...

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Doctor injury spinal nerve during biopsy – $1.85 Million Verdict (access required)

The case involved a 33-year-old woman who underwent a lymph node biopsy in August 2011. During the procedure, the defendant ENT doctor transected the plaintiff’s spinal accessory nerve, causing permanent atrophy and paralysis of the trapezius muscle with significant pain, ...

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Man fell on converted ramp at hardware store – $280,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was awarded total disability from the Railroad Retirement Board in 1998 for degenerative spine disease weakness, pain of his right shoulder and gout. Plaintiff entered the defendants’ hardware store from a public entrance and slipped and fell on a ...

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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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