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Man died during heart surgery – $7,000,000 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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Lawyer suffered TBI in rear-ender, made full recovery – $1.25 Million Settlement (access required)

While waiting at a stop light, plaintiff’s vehicle was rear-ended by a commercial truck hauling a trailer, with a combined weight of over 10,000 pounds. Defendant corporation claimed that the defendant driver, who was driving the vehicle on the weekend ...

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Loaded dump truck killed pregnant woman in wreck – $4.05 Million Settlement (access required)

This was a vehicular accident at a highly traveled intersection controlled by traffic signals. This accident involved a large, loaded dump truck weighing approximately 64,000 lbs. which struck a passenger car and killed a young woman who was approximately nine ...

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Performer disabled when stunt went wrong, claim mediated – $1.6 Million Settlement (access required)

Claimant was a performer who was injured when a planned stunt went wrong. He fell from a height landing flat and hard striking the right side of his face. He was rendered unconscious for an hour. As a result of ...

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Woman killed by ‘tailswing’ of log on turning logging truck – $1.2 Million Settlement (access required)

Decedent’s vehicle was found pointing north in the median separating the northbound and southbound lanes of Route 29 south of Lynchburg. There was an approximately 8-foot section of pine log protruding from the windshield that appeared to have broken off. ...

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Two-year-old run over by trucker who didn’t see her – $3 Million Settlement (access required)

On Sept. 9, 2012, the plaintiff was 2 ½ years old. She lived with her mom, her older brother, and a friend in an apartment complex in Petersburg. At approximately 2:35 pm, the friend left the apartment and was walking ...

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Company held responsible for rep’s accident – $700,000 Verdict (access required)

This was a personal injury action arising from a motor vehicle collision that occurred in April 2015 in Loudoun County. At the time of the collision, a marketing representative from Polyface Inc. was on a two-day business trip from Central ...

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Intellectually disabled women sue over forced abortions – $5 Million Settlement (access required)

Two intellectually disabled women who were wards of the District of Columbia sued the District for consenting to abortions without due process in violation of 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The case was initially filed as a class action challenging the ...

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