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Jury reaches defense verdict in infant eye injury case — Defense verdict (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Infant plaintiff: skull fractures and rupture of Descemet’s membrane with resultant permanent ophthalmologic injuries; adult plaintiff: emotional distress Court: Winchester Circuit Court Tried before: Jury Name of judge or mediator: Judge Alexander Iden ...

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Wheel fell off truck after routine servicing — $200,000 verdict (access required)

Type of action: Negligence, personal injury Injuries alleged: Concussion, subdural hematoma Name of case: Sheckels v. Handley Motor Company Inc. Court: Fairfax County Circuit Court Case no.: CL 2020-11058 Tried before: Jury Name of judge or mediator: Judge Penney S. ...

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Plaintiff sustained jaw injury in crash on Interstate 495 — $500,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Auto Accident Injuries alleged: Displacement of articular joint resulting in a left temporomandibular joint disc plication and right temporomandibular joint meniscetomy Name of case: Webb v. Tyree Court: Fairfax County Circuit Court Date resolved: 4/15/2022 Special damages: ...

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73-year-old died after being discharged with internal bleeding — $425,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Wrongful death by medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Blood loss causing cardiac arrest and death of 73-year-old man Tried before: Mediation Date resolved: 12/21/2021 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $435,000 Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): Anthony M. “Tony” ...

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Pressure wounds significant cause of woman’s death — $650,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Hospital medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Pressure wounds, death Name of judge or mediator: Judge James C. Hawks (Ret.) Date resolved: 2/10/2022 Special damages: $150,000 in medical bills; $12,000 funeral home bill Demand: $1,350,000 Verdict or settlement: Settlement ...

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Marble table top fell, fractured floral designer’s foot — $90,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Fractured right foot Special damages: $14,000 in past medical bills; $6,000 in future costs; $9,000 in lost wages Offer: $15,000 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $90,000 Attorney for plaintiff (and city): James S. ...

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Teen died in gym class from a cardiac condition — $1.3M settlement (access required)

Type of action: Wrongful death Injuries alleged: Wrongful death of a 15-year-old high school student from failure to provide life-saving interventions in response to an emergency cardiac episode Date resolved: 9/14/2021 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $1,300,000 Attorneys for plaintiff ...

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Man injured after tripping over displaced cement slab — $1.475M settlement (access required)

Type of action: Slip and fall, personal injury Injuries alleged: Elbow injury leading to elbow replacement surgery Court: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia Name of judge or mediator: Judge Thomas Shadrick (Ret.) Date resolved: 2/1/2022 Special ...

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Infant delivered at 28.5 weeks; resuscitation unsuccessful — $800,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Death of a 28.5 week fetus in high-risk mother Tried before: Mediation Name of judge or mediator: Judge Johanna L. Fitzpatrick (Ret.) Date resolved: 12/13/2021 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $800,000 (before litigation) ...

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