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Patient, 87, died after fall – $750,000 Settlement (access required)

This was a confidential medical malpractice case for personal injuries survival damages of 87-year-old DNR resident due to fall. [19-T-057] Type of action: Medical Malpractice Injuries alleged: Survival Personal Injuries Date resolved: Jan. 2, 2019 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: ...

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Woman runs off road, strikes car containing man resting after fall – $1.3 Million Settlement (access required)

Jones fell into a ditch in front of his home off of Courthouse Road while walking to his mailbox. Unable to get himself up, he waved at passing cars for help and a woman stopped. She parked her vehicle in ...

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Estate of rail car serviceman exposed to asbestos net $1M verdict – $5 Million Verdict, reduced to $1 Million (access required)

Stephen Fowlkes worked at Norfolk Southern’s car repair shop at Lambert’s Point between 1979 and 1990, often servicing and changing out asbestos-containing brake shoes at the shop. He also claimed he was exposed to other asbestos products, including pipe insulation, ...

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Man had seizure, killed woman in head-on wreck – $1 Million Settlement (access required)

This wrongful death case settled at mediation two weeks prior to trial with no offers being made until the mediation. On March 7, 2017, the defendant had a medical event that caused him to cross over the grassy median and ...

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Fall at apartment building leaves man a paraplegic – $4 Million Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff suffered multiple level spinal cord fractures when he fell over a railing and landed on a parking area below the stairway. A spinal cord fusion was performed, but he never regained use of his lower extremities. [19-T-052] Type ...

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Nerve severed during wisdom teeth extraction – $625,000 Verdict (access required)

Dr. Burgoyne, an oral surgeon, extracted the four developing wisdom teeth of a 12-year-old girl in August 2014. In the process of doing so, Dr. Burgoyne completely severed the child’s lingual nerve on one side (there are two nerves which ...

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Woman suffered back injury in Beltway accident – $250,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was driving on the Beltway when a tractor-trailer drifted out of its lane and struck her. There was minimal property damage to plaintiff’s vehicle. Plaintiff’s neck hurt following the collision. She was initially diagnosed with a cervical strain and ...

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Woman’s throat problem led to staph infection – $375,000 Settlement (access required)

In this medical malpractice case, a patient sued an emergency room physician and a radiologist for their substandard evaluation and treatment of supraglottitis, an infection of the epiglottis and surrounding supraglottic structures. In June 2016, the plaintiff presented to a ...

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Woman died after fall at nursing home – $290,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent, Jane Doe, was admitted to Glenburnie Rehabilitation and Nursing Center for rehabilitation after having been admitted to the hospital for a severe infection. At the time of admission, Doe had certain pre-existing health conditions making her more susceptible ...

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Law student on motorcycle collides with SUV – $259,000 Settlement (access required)

This action arose out of a “T-bone” motor vehicle collision in James City County between an SUV operated by the defendant and a motorcycle operated by the plaintiff. The defendant was exiting a shopping center with the intention of crossing ...

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