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Tag Archives: Judge Diane McQuade Strick­land

Autistic boy sexually abused by another boy over span of years – $750,000 settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a young autistic boy when his mother entrusted him to the care of her friend, the defendant. The defendant knew of the plaintiff’s vulnerabilities and of the special care that he required. But she failed to provide ...

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Man suffered hearing loss, mild TBI from industrial accident – $1.15 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a heavy equipment mechanic, suffered permanent hearing loss and tinnitus with continuing balance problems and falls. As a result of the injury and subsequent falls, plaintiff developed mild traumatic brain injury symptoms and could not return to his old ...

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Mechanic suffered hearing loss, tinnitus – $1.15 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a heavy equipment mechanic, suffered permanent hearing loss and tinnitus with continuing balance problems and falls. As a result of the injury and subsequent falls, plaintiff developed mild traumatic brain injury symptoms and could not return to his old ...

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Motorcyclist thrown on uneven roadway, run over – $3.175 Million Settlement (access required)

Claims against operators of two concurrent roadway construction projects on Interstate 495. Paving contractor milled three lanes of I-495, leaving a two-inch ledge between lanes three and four. Temporary Traffic Control contractor blocked off all three milled lanes in the ...

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Man suffered broken jaw during tooth extraction – $875,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff developed ORN following a difficult tooth extraction by the defendant. During the extraction, the plaintiff’s jaw was fractured but this was not discovered until many weeks thereafter, at which time he was also diagnosed with Stage III ORN disease. ...

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Man suffered broken jaw during tooth extraction – $875,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff developed ORN following a difficult tooth extraction by the defendant. During the extraction, the plaintiff’s jaw was fractured but this was not discovered until many weeks thereafter, at which time he was also diagnosed with Stage III ORN disease. ...

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Truck hit guardrail, left debris on highway, two killed – $845,000 Settlement (access required)

On April 1, 2014, a Nova Express tractor-trailer driven by Phillip Emiabata d/b/a Nova Express drove off the northbound travel lanes of I-81 in Wythe, crashed through the guardrail and came to rest on its side in the left southbound ...

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Man attacked by heifer, thrown 30 feet into air – $1.2M Settlement (access required)

Client, a 60-year-old licensed plumber, arrived at defendant’s farm to estimate the cost of installing water lines for cattle. When he arrived, the farmer was extracting a dead calf from a first-calf heifer with a rope attached to a farm ...

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Heart procedures left woman with decreased function – $1.1 Million Settlement (access required)

At the time of the events in question in 2013, plaintiff was 52 and had been totally and permanently disabled for approximately a decade from multiple health conditions including a cardiac condition. After multiple cardiac catherizations and stenting, plaintiff presented ...

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Woman sustained TBI, concussion in rearender – $500,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was stopped in a left hand turn lane on Richmond Road in Albe­marle County when defendant struck the rear of her vehicle without warning. Although plaintiff did not lose conscious­ness and refused medical care at the ac­cident scene, plaintiff ...

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