Tag Archives: Judge Diane M. Strickland

Surgeon severed plaintiff’s bile duct during gallbladder removal — $700,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Transection of common hepatic duct during surgery Name of judge or mediator: Judge Diane M. Strickland (Ret.) Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $700,000 Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): William B. Kilduff and Thomas ...

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Passenger hurt in wreck with tractor-trailer — $850,000 settlement (access required)

A tractor-trailer and motor vehicle collision occurred in North Carolina wherein the tractor-trailer driver, the automobile driver and its passenger were Virginia residents, therefore a suit was filed in a Virginia Circuit Court with North Carolina law being substantive. Plaintiff ...

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Radiation plan administered to wrong side of body – $500,000 settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, age 60 at the time of the events in question, presented with inflamed lymph nodes in her neck. Following biopsy and surgical removal, plaintiff was diagnosed with a rare intranodal spindle cell melanoma. Three of 59 right cervical lymph ...

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Baby died, mother suffered stroke during delivery – $3 million settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, an expectant mother, presented to the labor and delivery unit of a Virginia hospital with signs of fetal abruption and preeclampsia. Despite warning signs in the fetal heart monitoring strips, no action was taken to deliver the baby. After ...

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Truck driver ran red light, woman had concussion – $400,000 settlement (access required)

On Sept. 13, 2007, the plaintiff had picked up her 18-year-old son from school and was driving home when she stopped for a red traffic signal on Miles Avenue at Winston Churchill Drive in Hopewell. As the defendant, driving a ...

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