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Plaintiff nets record-setting personal injury settlement — $47.5M settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury, auto accident Injuries alleged: Burst fracture of fourth thoracic vertebrae and a functional severance of the spinal cord at that level, resulting paraplegia, traumatic brain injury Name of judge or mediator: Judge Joanne F. Alper ...

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Minor burned by spilled coffee in motor vehicle accident — $350,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: First and second-degree burns on groin/upper leg areas caused by spilled coffee; minor head injury Court: Prince William County Circuit Court Date resolved: 6/10/2022 Special damages: $65,573.60 in medical bills Demand: $350,000 Offer: ...

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Disoriented patient died after slipping out of hospital — $1M settlement (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Death Name of judge or mediator: Judge Diane M. Strickland (Ret.) Date resolved: 3/4/2022 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $1,000,000 Attorney for plaintiff (and city): Les S. Bowers, Charlottesville Description of case: A ...

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Cardiologist not informed of chest X-ray results — Defense verdict (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Delay in diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer Name of case: Lohman v. Krishnan Court: Fairfax Circuit Court Case no.: 2017-14850 Tried before: Jury Name of judge or mediator: Judge David A. Oblon ...

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Retired police officer injured in auto accident — $1.15M settlement (access required)

Type of action: Auto accident Injuries alleged: Subarachnoid and subdural hemorrhage; left tympanic bone fracture; three fractured ribs; partial lung collapse; hiatal hernia; left scapular fracture Name of case: Ward v. Lane Court: Albemarle County Circuit Court Date resolved: 6/15/2022 ...

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Delayed diagnosis of stomach cancer led to death — $900,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice, wrongful death Injuries alleged: Death resulting from delayed diagnosis Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $900,000 Attorneys for plaintiff: William E. Artz and Thomas M. Wochok, Tysons Corner Description of case: The decedent began experiencing stomach ...

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Couple killed in accident involving sheriff’s deputy — $5M settlement (access required)

Type of action: Wrongful death, auto accident Name of case: Dangerfield v. Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office Date resolved: 7/11/2022 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $5,000,000 Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): Jeffrey Breit and Kevin Biniazan, Virginia Beach; Don Scott, Portsmouth ...

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Man underwent spinal discectomy after auto accident — $400,000 verdict (access required)

Type of action: Auto accident Injuries alleged: Right C4-7 anterior cervical discectomy and fusion Name of case: Cifuentes v. Rodriguez Court: Hampton Circuit Court Case no.: CL18-2785 Tried before: Jury Name of judge or mediator: Judge Michael A. Gaten Date ...

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Insurer agreed to mediate after autopsy report revised — $175,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Workers’ compensation Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $175,000 Attorney for plaintiff (and city): Stephen Harper, Richmond Description of case: The injured worker died in a motor vehicle accident while he was at work. While driving a truck ...

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