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Portsmouth officer shot at man fleeing alleged burglary — $200,000 settlement (access required)

Defendant, a Portsmouth police officer, fired several shots at plaintiff as he was fleeing the scene of an alleged burglary in process. Body camera footage showed that at least one of defendant’s bullets struck plaintiff in the back. Defendant is ...

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Doctors misdiagnosed man with high risks for heart attack — $1.7 million settlement (access required)

A 53-year-old man presented to an urgent care clinic with a chief complaint of chest pain radiating to his arms, back and mouth. He reported that the pain sometimes also made his teeth hurt. The man’s risk factors were highly ...

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Plaintiff underwent three surgeries following complications of hip replacement — $1.05 million settlement (access required)

Defendant orthopedist performed a right total hip arthroplasty on the plaintiff. At the time of the surgery, the plaintiff was classified as morbidly obese and suffering from anemia. The plaintiff maintained that these conditions are known risk factors for complications ...

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Woman’s scalp dislodged by machine lacking safety panels — $8 million settlement (access required)

This is a products liability case arising out of an industrial accident in which plaintiff’s hair became entangled in an unguarded glue roller and drive shaft. On March 5, 2018, the plaintiff, then 40, was working as an operator on ...

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Plaintiff shot and killed while playing Pokemon Go in his car — $1.5 million settlement (access required)

A 60-year-old, unarmed Chinese immigrant and resident of a planned urban development was shot and killed by an armed security guard. The guard was employed by a security agency under contract with the community association for that development. On Jan. ...

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