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Woman died after pulmonary embolism — $1,653,369.86 verdict (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Failure to order DVT prophylaxis for a patient following orthopedic repair of traumatic leg injury, resulting in pulmonary embolism and death Name of case: Lori and Danielle Norfleet, Co-Administrators of the Estate of ...

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Permanent neck injury, risk of paralysis after treatment delay — $1.5M settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury, negligence Injuries alleged: Misdiagnosed atlantoaxial rotary displacement, leading to solid instrumented fusion from the base of the skull to C3l which resulted in permanent limited range of motion of the neck and danger of possible ...

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$2M recovery for injured roofer with catastrophic injuries — $2M settlement (access required)

Type of action: Workers’ compensation Injuries alleged: Paraplegia Court: Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission Date resolved: 6/22/2022 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $2,000,000 Attorneys for defendant (and city): Richard H. Talbot and Geoff McDonald, Richmond Description of case: The claimant was ...

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Plumber left with residual scarring after dog attack — $120,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury, dog bite attack Tried before: Mediation Date resolved: 7/28/2022 Special damages: $10,000 in medical expenses; $15,000 in lost wages Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $120,000 Attorney for plaintiff (and city): Sidney Kirstein, Lynchburg Description of ...

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Plaintiff sustained lifelong complications after accident — $435,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury, auto accident Injuries alleged: Nondisplaced avulsion fracture of the lateral epicondyle; carpal, cubital and radial tunnel syndrome; medical epicondylitis and left wrist tenosynovitis  Name of case: Widmer v. Gross Court: Loudoun County Circuit Court Case ...

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Child’s arms, legs crushed by recreational equipment — $1.75M settlement (access required)

Type of action: Product liability Injuries alleged: Arm and leg fractures with surgery to the left femur of a 20-month-old child Date resolved: 5/17/2022 Special damages: $102,000 in medical expenses Demand: $3,350,000 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $1,750,000 Attorneys for ...

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Jury returns verdict in favor of podiatrist — Defense verdict (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Permanent injury to left heel and Achilles tendon Name of case: Carter v. Buck Court: Fredericksburg Circuit Court Case no.: CL21-323 Tried before: Judge Name of judge or mediator: Judge Sarah L. Deneke ...

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Retired Army colonel, wife struck while riding motorcycle — $1.05M settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury, motorcycle collision Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $1,050,000 Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): John C. Shea and Tara A. Enix, Richmond Description of case: On Aug. 1, 2021, the plaintiffs, a retired Army colonel and ...

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Jury rules doctor did not fail to timely diagnose cancer — Defense verdict (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Plaintiff alleged failure to timely diagnose prostate cancer, leading to metastatic disease Court: Loudoun County Circuit Court Tried before: Jury Date resolved: 7/1/2022 Verdict or settlement: Verdict Amount: $0 (defense) Attorneys for defendant ...

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Plaintiff struck by intoxicated driver who ran red light — $47,500 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Left shoulder tenderness, neck pain, strain of front wall of thorax Name of case: Escobar v. Ortiz Court: Alexandria Circuit Court Date resolved: 7/1/2022 Special damages: $8,819 in medical expenses Demand: $50,000 Offer: ...

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