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Man suffered permanent tinnitus after auto accident — $60,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury, auto accident Injuries alleged: Bilateral tinnitus, headache and neck pain Name of case: Upton v. Greenwalt Court: Arlington County Circuit Court Case no.: CL19-603 Tried before: Mediation Name of judge or mediator: Judge Johanna Fitzpatrick ...

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Two killed in head-on collision; oncoming driver was fleeing police — $600,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Wrongful death and personal injury Injuries alleged: Multiple vertebral fractures, fractures to both lower extremities, fractured hip and fractured rib Date resolved: 5/28/2021 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $600,000 Attorney for plaintiff (and city): John C. Shea, ...

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Ophthalmology practice found not negligent in post-op treatment — Defense verdict (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Permanent corneal scarring, permanent visual deficiencies Name of case: Hartranft v. Anonymous Ophthalmology Practice Court: Virginia Beach Circuit Court Tried before: Jury Name of judge or mediator: Judge James C. Lewis Date resolved: ...

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Interventional radiologist found not negligent in patient’s death — Defense verdict (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Wrongful death Court: Fredericksburg Circuit Court Case no.: CL20000201 Tried before: Jury Name of judge or mediator: Judge Sarah Deneke Date resolved: 5/21/2021 Special damages: Approximately $187,000 Demand: $2,100,000 Verdict or settlement: Verdict ...

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Dealer alleged to have concealed vehicle’s engine defects — $104,137.07 verdict (access required)

Type of action: Federal Odometer Act, fraud, Virginia Consumer Protection Act, Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act Injuries alleged: Diminished value, loss of use, inconvenience, aggravation, punitive damages and legal fees Name of case: Jackson v. Great Bridge Auto Sales Corp. Court: U.S. ...

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Retired nurse fractured foot in interstate accident (access required)

$125,000 settlement Type of action: Personal injury – motor vehicle collision Injuries alleged: Fractures of the third and fourth metatarsal of the right foot Date resolved: 1/22/2021 Special damages: $54,464.34 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $125,000 Attorneys for plaintiff (and ...

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Couple awarded $430K in eminent domain case involving gas transmission pipeline — $430,000 verdict (access required)

Type of action: Eminent domain Injuries alleged: Just compensation owed to the landowners, James T. Chandler and Kathy E. Chandler,  for the taking of 8.62 acres of permanent and temporary easements across their property for the construction, operation and maintenance ...

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Patient suffered permanent hand scarring after alleged negligence by technician — $500,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Extravasation injury to hand and arm with permanent scarring and loss of use Date resolved: 12/9/2020 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $500,000 Attorney for plaintiff (and city): Brielle M. Hunt, Richmond Description of ...

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Man suffered leg amputation after motorcycle accident — $1.3 million settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury motorcycle claim Injuries alleged: Left leg and ankle degloving, left femur fracture, open intra-articulated displaced calmness fracture, open plantar dislocation with extruded talus, dislocated tibiotalar joint, dislocated subtalar joint, dislocated talonavicular joint and abrasions to ...

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Driver killed after being hit from behind by another vehicle — $5 million settlement (access required)

Type of action: Wrongful death, motor vehicle collision Name of judge or mediator: Judge Thomas Shadrick (Ret.) Date resolved: 2/11/2021 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $5,000,000 Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): John Newby, Wiley Latham, Jay Tronfeld and Elizabeth West, ...

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