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Self-employed potter had head injury in rear-ender – $215,000 settlement (access required)

On Nov. 3, 2017, the plaintiff was returning home on Route 254 in Augusta County. Plaintiff slowed after signaling to turn into her driveway when her 2005 Hyundai was struck in the rear by a 2006 Ford pickup driven by ...

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Mechanic suffered head injury from falling fire extinguisher – $390,000 settlement (access required)

A 24-year-old HVAC mechanic was injured when a falling fire extinguisher struck him on the top of his skull. Defendant property owner and defendant contractor mounted the fire extinguisher 17 feet off the floor by a simple ring on a ...

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Obese woman with health issues died after anesthesia – $1.4 Million Settlement (access required)

Decedent, age 62 at the time of her death, presented to a general dentist with complaints of mouth pain. She was obese and presented with a documented medical history that included high blood pressure, diabetes, a recent hospitalization for shortness ...

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$100K demanded in tattoo removal case, $2.8M awarded – $2.8 Million Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff desired to have a tattoo removed. She researched various tattoo removal facilities and selected one called “Zap A Tat”. The tattoo was removed on Feb. 28, 2015. Unfortunately, she was exposed to too much radiation during the removal and ...

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Patient hurt in wreck on way to dialysis – $750,000 Settlement (access required)

Wheelchair-bound plaintiff was not properly fastened into her wheelchair or her wheelchair was not properly secured into a van transporting plaintiff to dialysis, which she received for end-stage renal disease. Plaintiff suffered from several life-threatening medical conditions unrelated to the ...

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Surgeon’s mistake cost young woman a career as nurse – $1.1 Million Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a 22-year-old woman who had injured her shoulder playing collegiate softball. She consulted the defendant, an orthopedic surgeon, who diagnosed her with right shoulder posterior labral tear, partial thickness biceps tendon tear and possible superior labral tear. ...

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Delay in treatment resulted in septic shock, death – $950,000 Settlement (access required)

On the afternoon of Jan. 23, 2018, the decedent, a 32-year-old mentally handicapped patient, presented to the defendant hospital’s emergency department via EMS. Due to patient volume, EMS transferred care of the patient to the hospital’s nursing staff in the ...

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Eleven-year med-mal saga ends in settlement – $850,000 Settlement (access required)

The malpractice occurred in 2007. Suit was originally filed in 2008. The case went to trial in 2011 and resulted in a defense verdict. The verdict was set aside based on alleged juror misconduct. The case was reset for trial ...

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