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Intoxicated driver left road, struck pedestrian on sidewalk — $250,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury-pedestrian Injuries alleged: Torn anterior cruciate ligament requiring surgical correction, closed head injury and concussion, scalp laceration requiring surgical repair, cervical and lumbar strains, pelvic contusions and chest pain Name of case: Hopkins v. Ponce Court: ...

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Minor passenger killed after vehicle was rear-ended by semi — $1.15M settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury, wrongful death Injuries alleged: Plaintiff 1: Cervical fractures and six rib fractures; Plaintiff 2: Neck and back strains with abrasions; Plaintiff 3: Trauma that resulted in death Date resolved: 8/16/2021 Special damages: Plaintiff 1: $366,900 ...

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Plaintiff’s pre-existing conditions aggravated by crash — $115,000 verdict (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury; auto accident Injuries alleged: Neck and back injuries necessitating physical therapy, aggravation of existing depression and anxiety Name of case: Murphy v. Udeshi Court: Fairfax County Circuit Court Case no.: CL-2019-08163 Tried before: Jury Name ...

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Plaintiff sustained moderate TBI in auto collision — $4.2M settlement (access required)

Type of action: Automobile wreck, personal injury Injuries alleged: Moderate traumatic brain injury, multiple orthopedic and internal injuries Name of judge or mediator: Judge Michael C. Allen (Ret.) Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $4,200,000 Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): John ...

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Jury returns defense verdicts in $10M medical malpractice matter — Defense verdict (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice; wrongful death Injuries alleged: Death Court: Petersburg Circuit Court Tried before: Judge Name of judge or mediator: Judge Dennis M. Martin Date resolved: 10/6/2021 Demand: $10,000,000 Verdict or settlement: Verdict Amount: Defense verdict Attorneys for ...

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Jury sides with surgeon in hernia repair medical malpractice case — Defense verdict (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Total colectomy and ileostomy Name of case: Halbig v. Reichenbach Court: Newport News Circuit Court Case no.: CL19-1042 Tried before: Jury Name of judge or mediator: Judge Christopher R. Papile Special damages: Medical ...

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Claimant injured at work after stack of metal paneling fell — $250,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Workers’ compensation Injuries alleged: Broken right leg, left knee and back Name of case: Kelei v. Metalsa Automotive Court: Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission Tried before: Mediation Name of judge or mediator: William Dudley Date resolved: 10/5/2021 Special ...

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Man’s right middle finger was injured as result of collision at gas station — $80,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury, motor vehicle collision Injuries alleged: Bone contusions of right wrist and middle finger Date resolved: 10/28/2021 Special damages: $14,092.98 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $80,000 Attorney for plaintiff (and city): Emily E. Smith, Fredericksburg Description ...

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Nurse contracted COVID at work, suffers ‘long hauler’ symptoms — $390,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Workers’ compensation Injuries alleged: COVID-19 “long hauler” symptoms, including brain injury Name of case: Lupold v. Northern Virginia Community Hospital LLC Court: Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission Case no.: VA00001726849 Date resolved: 7/16/2021 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: ...

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Insulin-dependent patient died after being administered wrong dosage — $1.6M settlement (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Death Tried before: Mediation Name of judge or mediator: Judge B. Waugh Crigler (Ret.) Date resolved: 7/26/2021 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $1,600,000 Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): Michael W. Lantz and W. ...

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