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Baby’s shoulder injured during birth – $2,320,335 Verdict (access required)

The minor plaintiff’s mother was admitted to INOVA Fairfax Hospital on March 10, 2010, for labor and delivery. The prenatal course and labor were uneventful. At the time of delivery of the head, the defendant obstetrician recognized a shoulder dystocia ...

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Man sought $800K for aneurysm, got $25K from jury – $25,000 Verdict (access required)

In a moderate-impact motor vehicle negligence case, the plaintiff claimed various personal injuries. Plaintiff’s most serious injury was a basilar artery brain aneurysm that required the surgical placement of a stent. The stent then failed, causing a pontine stroke that ...

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Man who shot another during argument claimed self-defense – $255,000 Settlement (access required)

On Mother’s Day 2015, the decedent drove to his home in Bedford County. Shortly thereafter, he was confronted by the defendant who alleged the decedent had driven too fast through the neighborhood and almost hit his dogs. The defendant had ...

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Man rendered quadriplegic in fall from stairway – $1 Million Settlement (access required)

On May 3, 2016, a 19-year-old man was visiting his sister’s apartment, and started to walk down an outdoor stairway to the deck of the apartment below. As he was about halfway down, he stopped to pet a neighbor’s dog ...

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Man hit in crosswalk by city employee – $2 Million Settlement (access required)

On Oct. 18, 2016, plaintiff Albert Weadon, then 78 years old, was crossing Mount Vernon Avenue in a marked crosswalk at its intersection with E. Oxford Street in the Del Ray section of Alexandria. Defendant Carol Layer, a City of ...

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Case of paralysis after neurosurgery settles – $1.975 Million Settlement (access required)

A malpractice suit was filed as a result of permanent paralysis following neurosurgery. Details are confidential. [18-T-112] Type of action: Medical Malpractice Injuries alleged: Permanent Paralysis Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $1,975,000.00 Attorneys for plaintiff: Dan Frith and Lauren Ellerman, ...

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Retiree suffered TBI after sideswipe by trucker – $250,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a retiree, hit his head on the driver’s side window when he was struck by a careless commercial driver who lost control of his truck. The tractor-trailer sideswiped plaintiff’s vehicle, causing the plaintiff’s minivan to spin several times before ...

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Fairfax jury gives $20.5M for failure to diagnose tumor – $20.5 Million Verdict (access required)

The case involved a Kaiser Permanente oncologist providing poor follow-up care to a post-mastectomy patient with silicone implant reconstruction. Ultimately the patient developed a desmoid tumor, medial to her right implant, that grew uncontrollably to a large size and in ...

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