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Virginia firm wins multimillion-dollar verdict in product liability case — $86,742,310 verdict (access required)

Type of action: Product liability Injuries alleged: Plaintiffs developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma after using pesticide Name of case: Pilliod v. Monsanto Court: Alameda County Superior Court, California Case no.: RG17862702 Tried before: Jury Name of judge or mediator: Judge Winifred Smith ...

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25-year-old man died from infection six days after misdiagnosis — $793,803.86 verdict (access required)

Type of action: Wrongful death; medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Wrongful death of a 25-year-old man Name of case: Young v. Kletzing Court: Roanoke County Circuit Court Case no.: CL19-1067 Tried before: Jury Name of judge or mediator: Judge Charles N. ...

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Plaintiff ‘catastrophically injured’ in auto accident — $5M settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Crush injuries to lower half of body, internal, external, organs and structures Tried before: Mediation Date resolved: 6/7/2021 Special damages: $1,000,000 in medical bills Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $5,000,000 Attorney for plaintiff ...

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Jury returns defense verdict in ruptured appendix case — Defense verdict (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Ruptured appendix resulting in 13-day hospital stay, a second three-day hospital stay and three additional medical procedures Court: Augusta County Circuit Court Verdict or settlement: Verdict Amount: $0 (defense) Attorneys for defense (and ...

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Woman became blind in right eye after cataract surgery — $750,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Blindness in one eye Tried before: Mediation Name of judge or mediator: Judge Robert S. Brewbaker (Ret.) Date resolved: 7/8/2021 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $750,000 Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): Jonathan M. ...

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Boy injured in T-bone auto accident — $250,000 verdict (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury, automobile collision Injuries alleged: Acute tears of the ligamentum flavum and interspinous ligaments at C3-C4 and C4-C5 Court: Norfolk Circuit Court Tried before: Jury Name of judge or mediator: Judge Charles Maxfield (Ret.) Date resolved: ...

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Trustee removed from estate after alleged misuse of funds — $1,072,000 verdict (access required)

Type of action: Conversion of trust and estate assets, removal of trustee Injuries alleged: $253,000 of trust and estate assets converted by trustee, recovery of $820,000 of real estate under trustee’s control Name of case: Shiroma v. Shiroma Court: Stafford ...

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Woman killed in chain reaction tractor-trailer crash — $2.5M settlement (access required)

Type of action: Wrongful death Injuries alleged: Death Name of judge or mediator: Judge Diane Strickland (Ret.) Date resolved: 7/14/2021 Special damages: Funeral expenses totaling $10,000 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $2,500,000 Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): Paul R. Thomson ...

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Plaintiff suffered neck soreness after auto accident — $125,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury/motor vehicle accident/stacking UIM Injuries alleged: Soft tissue neck injury Special damages: Medical bills totaling $52,703.81 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $125,000 Attorney for plaintiff (and city): W.F. Drewry “Drew” Gallalee, Richmond Description of case: Plaintiff ...

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Woman attacked by 85-pound dog while walking down city sidewalk — $302,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Dog bite Injuries alleged: Bites to the leg, ear and arm Date resolved: 8/6/2021 Special damages: $158,000 Offer: $302,000 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $302,000 Attorney for plaintiff (and city): Carlton F. Bennett, Virginia Beach Description of ...

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