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Baby died, mother suffered stroke during delivery – $3 million settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, an expectant mother, presented to the labor and delivery unit of a Virginia hospital with signs of fetal abruption and preeclampsia. Despite warning signs in the fetal heart monitoring strips, no action was taken to deliver the baby. After ...

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Lawyer sued over laser treatment, defendants prevail – Defense verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a lawyer, alleged that defendants negligently failed to advise her of all of the risks and potential complications of a cosmetic laser procedure. Plaintiff claimed that defendants disregarded contraindications to the procedure; as a result, plaintiff suffered permanent scarring, ...

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Student thrown from car in wreck on drive home for summer – $450,000 settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a Tidewater peninsula resident, was a passenger driving home from college for summer break when the host driver lost control in South Carolina on Interstate 95. Plaintiff was ejected and suffered a clavicle fracture. Plaintiff needed emergency flight medical ...

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Truck driver ran red light, woman had concussion – $400,000 settlement (access required)

On Sept. 13, 2007, the plaintiff had picked up her 18-year-old son from school and was driving home when she stopped for a red traffic signal on Miles Avenue at Winston Churchill Drive in Hopewell. As the defendant, driving a ...

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Woman died during elective spine surgery – $1.6 million verdict (access required)

This case arose out of the cardiac arrest and subsequent death of decedent, a 75-year-old woman during elective spine surgery. Plaintiff claimed that she suffered cardiac arrest as a result of hypovolemic shock from blood loss during the procedure that ...

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Woman missed a year of work after blow to head at store – $1.3 million settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a customer in a retail store that was undergoing renovations. A contractor was performing work above a display case when he accidentally kicked a cardboard sign that was framed with steel while climbing down a step ladder. The ...

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Suit claimed 85-year-old was treated poorly at nursing home – $487,500 settlement (access required)

Decedent was 85 years old when she entered the nursing home for physical rehabilitation after suffering from a cerebral injury and some mental diminishment. The nursing home records indicate that while at the facility, decedent was neglected, poorly fed and ...

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