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After eight 12-hour shifts, nurse fell asleep at wheel, totaled three cars — $250,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Cervical sprain and strain, acute post-traumatic headaches, thoracic sprain and strain, lumbar sprain and strain and traumatic bursitis of the left shoulder Court: Suffolk Circuit Court Name of case: Worley v. Spencer Special ...

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Medical worker tears ACL after being assaulted by patient — $120,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Workers’ compensation Injuries alleged: Torn ACL donor skin graft Date resolved: 7/1/2021 Amount: $120,000 Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): Richard Talbot and Geoff McDonald, Richmond Description of case: On May 13, 2019, the claimant was violently assaulted ...

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Motorcyclist injured after defendant attempted to turn around on interstate — $283,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury – motorcycle accident Injuries alleged: Tibia and fibular shaft fractures and medial malleolus ankle fracture. Emergency surgery included intramedullary nailing of right tibia and open reduction and internal fixation of right medial malleolus fracture. Date ...

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Cyclist struck by SUV while crossing Norfolk intersection — $490,385.61 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Automobile and bicycle accident Court: Norfolk Circuit Court Tried before: Mediation Name of judge or mediator: William Moore Special damages: Past medical bills of approximately $123,880.87 and approximately $33,645.30 in claimed future medical expenses Verdict or settlement: ...

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Independent contractor loses right hand after being electrocuted on the job — $1.5 million settlement (access required)

Type of action: Workers’ compensation Injuries alleged: Electrocution with amputation of right hand and partial left foot and deformity of left hand Name of case: Espinoza v. AFA Painting and Home Improvements LLC Court: Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission Case no.: ...

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Plaintiff awarded $300K in case related to 2015 traffic stop — $300,000 verdict (access required)

Type of action: Civil rights Injuries alleged: Broken tooth, scar above eyebrow, facial scrapes, fear, indignation and emotional trauma; violation of Fourth Amendment; false arrest, excessive use of force and unlawful search of person and car Name of case: Cromartie ...

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Motorist fractured wrist in accident involving impaired driver — $150,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Negligence, auto accident Name of case: Thames v. Banks Court: Fairfax County Circuit Court Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $150,000 Attorney for plaintiff (and city): Robert B. Adams, McLean Description of case: The parties were involved in ...

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Driver found not liable for injuries in red light accident — Defense verdict (access required)

Type of action: Auto accident/personal injury Injuries alleged: Plaintiff claimed orthopedic injuries to neck and shoulder (resolved) as well as permanent lumbar spine injuries Court: Stafford County Circuit Court Tried before: Jury Name of judge or mediator: Judge Joseph J. ...

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Postal worker unable to work after being injured in crash with tractor-trailer — $570,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Tractor-trailer crash with injuries Injuries alleged: Complex regional pain syndrome in lower extremities, lumbar and cervical spine pain, radiofrequency ablation in the cervical spine and implantation of spinal cord stimulator Name of judge or mediator: Judge B. ...

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Pilot injured in head-on crash on runway — policy limits settlement (access required)

Type of action: Airplane crash Injuries alleged: Left mandible fracture; humerus fracture, concussion with loss of consciousness; bicondylar fracture of the left tibia; left shoulder scapula fracture; multiple lacerations to the head, lip and elbow; tooth fracture; multiple missing teeth ...

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