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Family of man killed in plant conversion settles for $4.7M – $4.7 Million Settlement (access required)

On Oct. 5, 2012, the decedent was working as a pipefitter at a paper manufacturing plant in Southeast Virginia. The project included the conversion of the plant from a paper manufacturing plant to a tissue mill. The owner of the ...

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Woman with drug problems suffered kidney damage – $750,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 33-year-old female, presented to a hospital emergency department with complaints of left-sided leg and hip pain following a fall. She was also experiencing nausea and vomiting. She suffered longstanding neck and back pain from a prior automobile accident ...

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Oral specialist failed to diagnose mouth cancer – $1.8 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 63-year-old male professional, was referred by his general dentist to an oral specialist to assess and treat an oral lesion with an appearance consistent with potential cancer. The oral specialist assumed that the oral lesion was not cancerous ...

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Patient recovers for denial of treatment, beatings – $385,000 Verdict (access required)

Involuntarily committed patient at Central State Hospital denied recommended and needed medical care (Dialectal Behavioral Therapy a.k.a. “DBT”) for three years and subjected to beatings over several weeks, at hands of another, much larger, patient, who attacked plaintiff at the ...

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Man died following elective surgery, no one could say why – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, 64, underwent elective sigmoid colectomy surgery performed by a general surgeon on Feb. 23, 2015, to correct diverticula and a fistula track that had developed between his cecum and bladder causing frequent infections. The surgery was uneventful and an ...

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Young woman suffered head injury in wreck – $850,000 Verdict (access required)

On July 28, 2017, the plaintiff was a 17-year-old rising high school senior who was driving a Saturn in the right lane on Interstate 81 near Staunton when a tractor-trailer merged into the back of her car, causing it to ...

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