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Truck driver badly hurt after tire failed – $37,835,259.23 Verdict (access required)

Robert Benedict, the plaintiff, had been employed as a commercial truck driver for a company named Essex Concrete. On Nov. 14, 2014, plaintiff departed on his route for the day, which involved driving a fully loaded cement mixer to a ...

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Police excessive force claim settled for $6.5M – $6.5 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff claimed that a police officer who encountered him used excessive force, causing him to suffer serious burns with permanent disfigurement. Plaintiff was hospitalized for 222 days and underwent 34 surgeries. Retired Judge Michael C. Allen with The McCammon Group ...

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Man rear-ended during rush hour on I-64 – $400,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a passenger traveling on westbound Interstate 64 during Friday afternoon rush hour. Defendant failed to brake when the heavy traffic stopped and rear-ended the vehicle in which plaintiff was riding, causing a chain reaction crashing into the next ...

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Plaintiff claimed failure to deal with nerve injury in hand – Defense Verdict (access required)

On May 9, 2013, plaintiff, a 46-year-old female, sustained two lacerations to her right wrist when she put her hand through a glass door. After transport to the emergency department, the defendant hand surgeon was called to evaluate the patient. ...

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Man in rehab removed window, fell – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff Dana Jones filed suit on behalf of her husband, Raymond Jones, against a Lynchburg-area hospital system alleging various theories of medical malpractice. In January 2013, Mr. Jones suffered a stroke to the right side of his brain. Three months ...

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Abscess costs woman capacity to carry another child – $1.5 Million Verdict (access required)

The patient went to the emergency room with complaints of abdominal pain two days after being discharged following the birth of her first child via C-section. A CT scan was read as possibly showing an abscess on her uterus, and ...

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Man suffered TBI in collision with tractor-trailer – $4 Million Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, a 32-year-old man, suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of a tractor-trailer collision. Liability was conceded. The issue was the extent of damages suffered by the plaintiff. The plaintiff sustained serious injuries, including multiple fractures of ...

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Woman’s use of eyelids damaged in surgery – $800,000 Verdict (access required)

Patient, a 70-year-old Taiwanese woman, sought cosmetic surgery to remove the “puffiness” in her eyelids. She went to defendant (plastic surgeon) who recommended a blepharoplasty (a procedure to remove fat from her eyelids). During the blepharoplasty, defendant severed the tendon ...

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Plaintiff claimed doctor injured urinary duct – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff underwent sigmoid resection surgery by defendant surgeon for acute diverticulitis. Plaintiff alleged that the defendant negligently transected her ureter, the urinary duct between the kidney and bladder. Plaintiff’s experts opined that the defendant should have identified, and if necessary, ...

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Teen injured in rearender lost plans of playing college sports – $1.2 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a back-seat passenger traveling with her family in Virginia Beach for an elite-level softball tournament. Defendant, a business owner driving a company vehicle, failed to brake when the traffic slowed due to upcoming construction on westbound Interstate 264 ...

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