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Artist blinded during retinal detachment surgery – $1 Million Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, a 58-year-old artist, was permanently blinded in one eye after undergoing an outpatient surgery for a retinal detachment. The defendant retinal surgeon performed a pneumatic retinopexy, which requires an injection of expansile gas into the patient’s eye to ...

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Woman slipped on black ice in lot after ‘Snowmegaddon’ – $400,000 Settlement (access required)

On Jan. 27, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. the plaintiff, accompanied by her husband, was walking with her two small dogs in the parking lot of the Spectrum Shopping Center in Reston towards the PetSmart located at the shopping center. There ...

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Man died while anesthesiologist was called to handle two different patients – $3.5 Million Verdict (access required)

This case involved the wrongful death of a 32-year-old man who was survived by his mother and adult brother. The individual anesthesiologist was nonsuited and the case proceeded to trial against his employer at the time of the events, Sheridan ...

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Elderly woman slipped on slick restaurant floor – $750,000 Settlement (access required)

On Dec. 11, 2016, the 83-year-old plaintiff went to lunch with her family at a Richmond area restaurant after church services. Shortly after checking in at the hostess stand, the hostess asked the plaintiff and her party to follow her ...

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Cause of girl’s knee injury at issue in rear-ender – $100,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was a 16-year-old high school student who suffered a suspected right patellar dislocation playing softball on April 14, 2014. There was evidence that the plaintiff was back to exercising and playing basketball during the summer of 2014. On ...

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Baby’s shoulder injured during birth – $2,320,335 Verdict (access required)

The minor plaintiff’s mother was admitted to INOVA Fairfax Hospital on March 10, 2010, for labor and delivery. The prenatal course and labor were uneventful. At the time of delivery of the head, the defendant obstetrician recognized a shoulder dystocia ...

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Man sought $800K for aneurysm, got $25K from jury – $25,000 Verdict (access required)

In a moderate-impact motor vehicle negligence case, the plaintiff claimed various personal injuries. Plaintiff’s most serious injury was a basilar artery brain aneurysm that required the surgical placement of a stent. The stent then failed, causing a pontine stroke that ...

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