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Man burned in chemical accident settles claim 12 years later – $2,084,578 Settlement (access required)

On March 3, 2005, the claimant, then a 27-year-old chemical mixer in good health, suffered severe injuries while mixing chemicals for an industrial chemical distributor in Roanoke. He sustained chemical burns to 60 percent of his body. The life-altering accident ...

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Procedure attempting to stop pain damaged digestive system – $1.85 Million Settlement (access required)

At the time of the medical care at issue in December 2014, the plaintiff was 48 and employed as a Public Affairs Specialist. She had just been promoted five weeks before the procedure in question. The plaintiff is married, has ...

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Products claim would have become negligent maintenance case – $800,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent was a contractor who died in a workplace incident in a large factory in Southwest Virginia. What initially looked like a products liability case against the manufacturer of the machine that failed turned into a case against the factory ...

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Allstate offers limits to man shot in head by friend – $300,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff in this case was negligently shot by a friend who was playing with a handgun. The victim was airlifted to INOVA Fairfax Hospital. The shooter pled guilty to the reckless handling of a firearm in violation of Virginia ...

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Woman with high BAC rear-ended motorcyclist – $442,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was stopped at a red light at an intersection in Virginia Beach. He pulled up next to a police officer, who was admiring his Harley-Davidson when the plaintiff was struck from behind. The plaintiff was thrown into the ...

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Student hurt when column at state school fell on her – $1.6 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a student at a Virginia public university, tied her hammock to two concrete columns in an open, public area on campus. One of the 800 pound columns fell on her, crushing her abdomen and pelvis. Two people were injured ...

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Man took business partner’s life insurance proceeds – $1,161,482 Verdict (access required)

Two business owners had purchased life insurance through their corporation to provide funds for stock redemption in the event of death of a partner, as well as life insurance for estate. Originally, each partner was the owner and beneficiary of ...

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