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Woman’s use of eyelids damaged in surgery – $800,000 Verdict (access required)

Patient, a 70-year-old Taiwanese woman, sought cosmetic surgery to remove the “puffiness” in her eyelids. She went to defendant (plastic surgeon) who recommended a blepharoplasty (a procedure to remove fat from her eyelids). During the blepharoplasty, defendant severed the tendon ...

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Plaintiff claimed doctor injured urinary duct – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff underwent sigmoid resection surgery by defendant surgeon for acute diverticulitis. Plaintiff alleged that the defendant negligently transected her ureter, the urinary duct between the kidney and bladder. Plaintiff’s experts opined that the defendant should have identified, and if necessary, ...

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Teen injured in rearender lost plans of playing college sports – $1.2 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a back-seat passenger traveling with her family in Virginia Beach for an elite-level softball tournament. Defendant, a business owner driving a company vehicle, failed to brake when the traffic slowed due to upcoming construction on westbound Interstate 264 ...

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Truck hit guardrail, left debris on highway, two killed – $845,000 Settlement (access required)

On April 1, 2014, a Nova Express tractor-trailer driven by Phillip Emiabata d/b/a Nova Express drove off the northbound travel lanes of I-81 in Wythe, crashed through the guardrail and came to rest on its side in the left southbound ...

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Man died during heart surgery – 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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Plaintiff had trouble finding insurer for defendants – $56,443 Verdict (access required)

On May 28, 2015, defendant Roger Wilken was driving a tractor-trailer within the scope of his employment with Navigation Inc.; he made a wide right turn from the center lane on Jefferson Davis Highway and collided with the plaintiff’s vehicle, ...

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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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