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Plaintiff suffered femoral nerve injury during medical procedure — $1.25M settlement (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Femoral nerve injury Date resolved: 5/3/2021 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $1,250,000 Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): Russell W. Updike and Jennifer K.M. Crawford, Covington; Kendall O. Clay and Ashley L. Wright, Radford ...

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Internist found not negligent in treatment of pancreatitis — Defense verdict (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Wrongful death Court: Norfolk Circuit Court Case no.: CL19-12586 Tried before: Jury Name of judge or mediator: Judge Everett Martin Date resolved: 6/14/2021 Special damages: Approximately $105,000 Demand: $5,000,000 Verdict or settlement: Verdict ...

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Grandmother hit by flying tent while visiting grandson at school — $150,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Subdural hematoma and strains of her shoulder and back; neck and hip pain; post-concussion symptoms Date resolved: 6/14/2021 Special damages: $53,130.69 in medical bills Demand: $615,000 Offer: $60,000 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: ...

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Plaintiff suffered neck strain in chain-reaction interstate crash — $600,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Auto accident Injuries alleged: Neck strain and mild traumatic brain injury Name of case: Hammond v. Duke Court: Virginia Beach Circuit Court Case no.: CL19-2537 Tried before: Mediation Name of judge or mediator: Judge Thomas Shadrick (Ret.) ...

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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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