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Man with jerking condition spilled scalding coffee on himself – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 46-year-old male, was an inpatient at the hospital due to an acute COPD exacerbation when he spilled coffee on his lap and burned himself. Plaintiff also had myoclonus, or involuntary jerking movements of the upper extremities, due to ...

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Continued use of bone needle caused foot drop – $1,750,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 35-year-old male, was transported to the emergency department with complaints of syncope, chest pain and shortness of breath. A CT scan revealed bilateral pulmonary emboli. He suffered acute respiratory failure requiring resuscitation in the ED. An intraosseous catheter ...

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Virginia Tort Claims Act used in defamation suit – $125,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged in a complaint filed pursuant to the Virginia Torts Claims Act that a report published online by a state agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia in March 2013 defamed her. The jury found that the defendant had committed ...

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Pedestrian struck in crosswalk, contrib was issue – $100,000 Arbitration Award (access required)

Plaintiff was seriously injured when he was crossing a busy intersection and struck by the defendant motorist. Following the collision, the defendant told the investigating police officer that he had a red traffic signal as he approached the intersection, came ...

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Woman suffered spine problems after rear-ender – $200,000 Settlement (access required)

Defendant rear-ended the vehicle in which plaintiff was a passenger. At the scene he admitted taking his eyes off the road before the collision. During litigation he admitted negligence which was a proximate cause of the collision. The day following ...

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Motorcyclist recovers small amount in wreck with minivan – $4,509 Verdict (access required)

Defendant turned left out of a McDonald’s parking lot into the path of plaintiff, who was riding a motorcycle. Plaintiff struck the side of defendant’s minivan. Defendant admitted she was negligent for failing to see plaintiff, but disputed liability because ...

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