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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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Retiree gains UIM policy limits after car wreck – $250,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff obtained a $250,000 policy limits underinsured motorist insurance settlement for serious injuries sustained in car wreck that occurred in Newport News. Plaintiff, a retiree in her early 90s, suffered severe injuries when a careless driver lost control of his ...

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Parties argued about video of crash around curve – $2.2 Million Settlement (access required)

This case involved a collision between a tractor-trailer and a passenger car. The vehicles were traveling in opposite directions on a curved two-lane road separated by double yellow lines. Liability was hotly contested. Each driver contended that the other crossed ...

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