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Tag Archives: Million-Dollar Settlements

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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Woman missed a year of work after blow to head at store – $1.3 million settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a customer in a retail store that was undergoing renovations. A contractor was performing work above a display case when he accidentally kicked a cardboard sign that was framed with steel while climbing down a step ladder. The ...

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Girl hurt in rear-ender that killed grandfather – $1,050,000 settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, 14, and her grandfather were on their way to lunch when their vehicle was rear-ended by defendant driver. Defendant was operating his personal vehicle insured with liability limits of $100/300. Plaintiff’s grandfather, who received fatal injuries, had relocated to ...

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Woman reacted to drugs after colon surgery – $1.3 million settlement (access required)

A 41-year-old woman presented to the hospital for a laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy. Her post-operative pain was managed by lidocaine. She later developed lidocaine toxicity and the lidocaine was discontinued; however, the patient then developed anaphylaxis. The doctor ordered an EPI ...

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Condition of rental truck tires before wreck was disputed – $1 million settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, 53, agreed to help a friend, defendant driver, with a for-hire moving project in summer 2016. (Defendant driver operated an occasional moving company service that would, on occasion, rent a cargo truck at issue from defendant local dealer.) ...

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Man, 22, T-boned just after he got off work – $2.25 million settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a 22-year-old male who was T-boned at a traffic light in South Hill when a tractor-trailer failed to stop at a red light. The defendant driver denied running the red light. Three eyewitnesses at the scene, however, reported ...

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Disabled car was struck by sweeper, man suffered TBI – $5,070,280 settlement (access required)

On Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, the plaintiff was driving to work in his father’s SUV in the right southbound lane of the James River Bridge. The vehicle suffered a mechanical breakdown a short distance inside of the county line of ...

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