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Obstetrician prevails in birth injury lawsuit – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff alleged the defendant, an obstetrician and gynecologist, failed to recognize and manage a shoulder dystocia, which resulted in him suffering a permanent brachial plexus injury with avulsions of the nerve roots at the C5 and C6 levels. The ...

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E-cigarette battery exploded in man’s pocket – $615,500 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff purchased from defendant an e-cigarette, a charger for the e-cigarette, and re-chargeable lithium-ion MXJO batteries. Plaintiff had the e-cigarette in his left pocket and a spare MXJO battery in this right pants pocket. The spare MXJO battery exploded like ...

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Settlement reached in 2011 sexual assault case – $10,927,299 Settlement (access required)

In September 2011, KML was a lonely 13-year-old who went on a chat line for 13-17-year-olds. She agreed to meet a person who said he was 17, but when KML went to the meeting place, it was Donald Hugh Owen ...

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Woman had lingering foot issues after head-on crash – $525,000 Settlement (access required)

On April 8, 2017, the plaintiff was a front-seat passenger in a vehicle that was struck head-on in New Kent County. She was transported to VCU Medical Center and diagnosed with multiple fractures to her lumbar spine, right wrist and ...

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Man out on walk hit by mirror of passing van – $225,000 Verdict (access required)

On a Sunday evening, plaintiff was out for a walk with his family in a residential neighborhood in Lynchburg. Plaintiff was standing on some gravel between the pavement and the edge of the yard on the right hand side of ...

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Error during surgery damaged woman’s pancreas – $903,950.60 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a 61-year-old woman who was diagnosed with a biliary stone. To remove the stone, she underwent an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, or ERCP. In that procedure, the physician places an endoscope, through which he can see the inside ...

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Driver hurt back in collision with tractor-trailer – $950,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was traveling in his mini-van in the far right lane on Chamberlayne Ave. in Richmond.  As he approached the intersection of Chamberlayne and School St., he noticed a tractor-trailer three lanes over stationary in the left-hand turning lane. The ...

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Man badly hurt in crane accident died after 14 surgeries – $5,475,000 Settlement (access required)

This wrongful death action arises out of an industrial incident that occurred on Aug. 17, 2017. At the time of the incident, the decedent was working as an independent owner/operator of a logging truck and was delivering a load of ...

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