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Tag Archives: Mediation

Permanent neck injury, risk of paralysis after treatment delay — $1.5M settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury, negligence Injuries alleged: Misdiagnosed atlantoaxial rotary displacement, leading to solid instrumented fusion from the base of the skull to C3l which resulted in permanent limited range of motion of the neck and danger of possible ...

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Plumber left with residual scarring after dog attack — $120,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury, dog bite attack Tried before: Mediation Date resolved: 7/28/2022 Special damages: $10,000 in medical expenses; $15,000 in lost wages Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $120,000 Attorney for plaintiff (and city): Sidney Kirstein, Lynchburg Description of ...

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School bus collides with stopped limo, causing injury — $1.5M settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Traumatic brain injury and broken neck Tried before: Mediation Name of judge or mediator: Judge Thomas S. Shadrick (Ret.) Date resolved: 2/4/2022 Special damages: Medicals totaling $352,055.61 Demand: $4,500,000 Verdict or settlement: Settlement ...

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Birth injury resulted in stroke, mild cerebral palsy — $1.14M settlement (access required)

Type of action: Birth injury – medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Birth injury to a full-term baby resulting in a stroke and mild cerebral palsy Tried before: Meditation Date resolved: 1/25/2022 Special damages: Past medical expenses totaling $270,588.02; a life care/rehabilitation ...

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Plaintiff sustained concussion after colliding with tractor-trailer — $150,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Concussion and insomnia Tried before: Mediation Name of judge or mediator: Judge Thomas S. Shadrick (Ret.) Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $150,000 Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): Seth R. Lindberg, Peter C. Burnett ...

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73-year-old died after being discharged with internal bleeding — $425,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Wrongful death by medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Blood loss causing cardiac arrest and death of 73-year-old man Tried before: Mediation Date resolved: 12/21/2021 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $435,000 Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): Anthony M. “Tony” ...

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Infant delivered at 28.5 weeks; resuscitation unsuccessful — $800,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Death of a 28.5 week fetus in high-risk mother Tried before: Mediation Name of judge or mediator: Judge Johanna L. Fitzpatrick (Ret.) Date resolved: 12/13/2021 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $800,000 (before litigation) ...

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Cyclist struck by utility van, resulting in TBI — $3M settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Traumatic brain injury, fractured right eye socket, coma symptoms, sciatica, memory loss, mood swings, loss of brain capability, compromised executive functioning, loss of attention span, headaches, fatigue, difficulty in social settings, depression, anxiety ...

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Mediation in the COVID era: Zoom or in person? (access required)

Videoconference

After many months of pandemic-related lockdown, we now know that Zoom works for mediation. Simply stated, it’s efficient. When participants don’t have to travel to a physical location in order to mediate a satisfactory outcome to a litigated dispute, they ...

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Plaintiff suffered TBI, right eye blindness after crash — $1.25M settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Traumatic brain injury and right eye blindness Tried before: Mediation Name of judge or mediator: Judge Jane M. Roush (Ret.) Date resolved: 7/14/2021 Special damages: $228,797 in past medicals Verdict or settlement: Settlement ...

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