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Man had seizure, killed woman in head-on wreck – $1 Million Settlement (access required)

This wrongful death case settled at mediation two weeks prior to trial with no offers being made until the mediation. On March 7, 2017, the defendant had a medical event that caused him to cross over the grassy median and ...

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Fall at apartment building leaves man a paraplegic – $4 Million Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff suffered multiple level spinal cord fractures when he fell over a railing and landed on a parking area below the stairway. A spinal cord fusion was performed, but he never regained use of his lower extremities. [19-T-052] Type ...

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Nerve severed during wisdom teeth extraction – $625,000 Verdict (access required)

Dr. Burgoyne, an oral surgeon, extracted the four developing wisdom teeth of a 12-year-old girl in August 2014. In the process of doing so, Dr. Burgoyne completely severed the child’s lingual nerve on one side (there are two nerves which ...

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Woman suffered back injury in Beltway accident – $250,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was driving on the Beltway when a tractor-trailer drifted out of its lane and struck her. There was minimal property damage to plaintiff’s vehicle. Plaintiff’s neck hurt following the collision. She was initially diagnosed with a cervical strain and ...

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Woman’s throat problem led to staph infection – $375,000 Settlement (access required)

In this medical malpractice case, a patient sued an emergency room physician and a radiologist for their substandard evaluation and treatment of supraglottitis, an infection of the epiglottis and surrounding supraglottic structures. In June 2016, the plaintiff presented to a ...

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Woman died after fall at nursing home – $290,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent, Jane Doe, was admitted to Glenburnie Rehabilitation and Nursing Center for rehabilitation after having been admitted to the hospital for a severe infection. At the time of admission, Doe had certain pre-existing health conditions making her more susceptible ...

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Law student on motorcycle collides with SUV – $259,000 Settlement (access required)

This action arose out of a “T-bone” motor vehicle collision in James City County between an SUV operated by the defendant and a motorcycle operated by the plaintiff. The defendant was exiting a shopping center with the intention of crossing ...

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After crush death, car maker argued lock connectors altered – Defense Verdict (access required)

Clarence Whitaker alleged that his wife’s 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe was defective because a critical wiring harness had become disconnected. Mrs. Whitaker was found dead between her car and the side of her house. Police found that the vehicle was ...

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Man suffered brain injury, PTSD after rear-end collision – $1.8 Million Settlement (access required)

The subject accident occurred on Sept. 11, 2014. Stephen Spicer was stopped in a line of traffic when he was struck in the rear by a tractor-trailer operated by the defendant driver. Substantial property damage resulted. [19-T-051] Type of action: ...

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