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Plumber left with residual scarring after dog attack — $120,000 settlement

Type of action: Personal injury, dog bite attack Tried before: Mediation Date resolved: 7/28/2022 Special damages: $10,000 in medical expenses; $15,000 in lost wages Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $120,000 Attorney for plaintiff (and city): Sidney Kirstein, Lynchburg Description of ...

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Plaintiff sustained lifelong complications after accident — $435,000 settlement

Type of action: Personal injury, auto accident Injuries alleged: Nondisplaced avulsion fracture of the lateral epicondyle; carpal, cubital and radial tunnel syndrome; medical epicondylitis and left wrist tenosynovitis  Name of case: Widmer v. Gross Court: Loudoun County Circuit Court Case ...

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Child’s arms, legs crushed by recreational equipment — $1.75M settlement

Type of action: Product liability Injuries alleged: Arm and leg fractures with surgery to the left femur of a 20-month-old child Date resolved: 5/17/2022 Special damages: $102,000 in medical expenses Demand: $3,350,000 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $1,750,000 Attorneys for ...

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Jury returns verdict in favor of podiatrist — Defense verdict

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Permanent injury to left heel and Achilles tendon Name of case: Carter v. Buck Court: Fredericksburg Circuit Court Case no.: CL21-323 Tried before: Judge Name of judge or mediator: Judge Sarah L. Deneke ...

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Retired Army colonel, wife struck while riding motorcycle — $1.05M settlement

Type of action: Personal injury, motorcycle collision Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $1,050,000 Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): John C. Shea and Tara A. Enix, Richmond Description of case: On Aug. 1, 2021, the plaintiffs, a retired Army colonel and ...

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Jury rules doctor did not fail to timely diagnose cancer — Defense verdict

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Plaintiff alleged failure to timely diagnose prostate cancer, leading to metastatic disease Court: Loudoun County Circuit Court Tried before: Jury Date resolved: 7/1/2022 Verdict or settlement: Verdict Amount: $0 (defense) Attorneys for defendant ...

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Plaintiff struck by intoxicated driver who ran red light — $47,500 settlement

Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Left shoulder tenderness, neck pain, strain of front wall of thorax Name of case: Escobar v. Ortiz Court: Alexandria Circuit Court Date resolved: 7/1/2022 Special damages: $8,819 in medical expenses Demand: $50,000 Offer: ...

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Plaintiff nets record-setting personal injury settlement — $47.5M settlement

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

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

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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