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Trucker hurt by punch to face during gas-pump argument – $1.25 Million Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a 57-year-old who drove a tractor-trailer hauling logs. At about 4:50 a.m. on June 11, 2015, he pulled into Milby’s Oil in West Point to fill up his truck. Milby’s has two diesel pumps. He was the only ...

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Man hurt in collision with dump truck – $619,000 Verdict (access required)

Three clients were involved in a rear-end collision by a dump truck with a single liability limit of $1 million. Injuries were as follows – two herniated discs L4/L5 and L5/S1. The surgery was a laminectomy foraminotomy and discectomy. No ...

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Motorcyclist thrown on uneven roadway, run over – $3.175 Million Settlement (access required)

Claims against operators of two concurrent roadway construction projects on Interstate 495. Paving contractor milled three lanes of I-495, leaving a two-inch ledge between lanes three and four. Temporary Traffic Control contractor blocked off all three milled lanes in the ...

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Limits, comp lien complicated resolution of wreck case – $862,500 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, an on-duty truck driver, was struck head-on by a wrong-way speeding driver. Plaintiff suffered cervical injuries overlayed on pre-existing stenosis. Acute stress symptoms were present immediately at the scene. The PTSD and claimed TBI persisted. The combination of physical ...

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Back surgery leaves woman with weakness, paralysis – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff underwent an anterior cervical discectomy, osteophytectomy and arthrodesis C3-4, C4-5 and C5-6 using intervertebral disc spacers and an anterior cervical plates extending from C3-C4 to C5-6. After finishing at C3-4, the defendant neurosurgeon turned his attention to the C4-5 ...

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Woman suffered stroke, blindness after vein surgery – $1.35 Million Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a 67-year-old woman who had a mechanical mitral heart valve implanted in 2013. Patients with these devices are at high risk for stroke and typically require lifelong anticoagulation – or blood thinning – therapy to prevent clot ...

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Workman bystander hurt when two cars collided, insurance disputed – $470,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, an underground cable installer for a traffic control company, was working with a co-worker in the median of a busy intersection of a Tidewater urban area when two vehicles collided, sending one vehicle into the air and landing on ...

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Case of shoulder dystocia delivery settled – $1,100,00 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a minor, and his mother, filed suit alleging that an obstetrician mismanaged a shoulder-dystocia delivery. Plaintiffs alleged that an inexperienced obstetrician incorrectly performed maneuvers to release the dystocia, and as a result, the child suffered a severe brachial plexus ...

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Mental damages key issue in single-car wreck – $1.4 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a passenger in a· single vehicle accident in a very conservative jurisdiction. Liability was contested. The physical damages were not disputed, but the degree and duration of mental damages were contested. Despite severe injuries, plaintiff recovered such that ...

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