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Man went to ER for kidney stone, had gangrene in bowels – $1,450,000 Settlement (access required)

The decedent was a 27-year-old male who had presented to the hospital emergency department on Sept. 21, 2015, with acute onset flank and abdominal pain. CT exam revealed a kidney stone. He was treated and discharged with instructions. The complaints ...

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Artist blinded during retinal detachment surgery – $1 Million Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, a 58-year-old artist, was permanently blinded in one eye after undergoing an outpatient surgery for a retinal detachment. The defendant retinal surgeon performed a pneumatic retinopexy, which requires an injection of expansile gas into the patient’s eye to ...

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Man rendered quadriplegic in fall from stairway – $1 Million Settlement (access required)

On May 3, 2016, a 19-year-old man was visiting his sister’s apartment, and started to walk down an outdoor stairway to the deck of the apartment below. As he was about halfway down, he stopped to pet a neighbor’s dog ...

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Man hit in crosswalk by city employee – $2 Million Settlement (access required)

On Oct. 18, 2016, plaintiff Albert Weadon, then 78 years old, was crossing Mount Vernon Avenue in a marked crosswalk at its intersection with E. Oxford Street in the Del Ray section of Alexandria. Defendant Carol Layer, a City of ...

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Case of paralysis after neurosurgery settles – $1.975 Million Settlement (access required)

A malpractice suit was filed as a result of permanent paralysis following neurosurgery. Details are confidential. [18-T-112] Type of action: Medical Malpractice Injuries alleged: Permanent Paralysis Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $1,975,000.00 Attorneys for plaintiff: Dan Frith and Lauren Ellerman, ...

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Man hurt in multi-vehicle wreck settles low-back injury – $1.025 Million Settlement (access required)

On June 24, 2015, plaintiff, a 47-year-old construction worker, was driving his Chevy van westbound on Route 55 in Warren County. At that time, the defendant was driving his commercial van eastbound on Route 55 when he struck the vehicle ...

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Family of man killed in plant conversion settles for $4.7M – $4.7 Million Settlement (access required)

On Oct. 5, 2012, the decedent was working as a pipefitter at a paper manufacturing plant in Southeast Virginia. The project included the conversion of the plant from a paper manufacturing plant to a tissue mill. The owner of the ...

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Oral specialist failed to diagnose mouth cancer – $1.8 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 63-year-old male professional, was referred by his general dentist to an oral specialist to assess and treat an oral lesion with an appearance consistent with potential cancer. The oral specialist assumed that the oral lesion was not cancerous ...

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Man burned in chemical accident settles claim 12 years later – $2,084,578 Settlement (access required)

On March 3, 2005, the claimant, then a 27-year-old chemical mixer in good health, suffered severe injuries while mixing chemicals for an industrial chemical distributor in Roanoke. He sustained chemical burns to 60 percent of his body. The life-altering accident ...

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Man’s liver damaged during operation – $1 Million Settlement (access required)

During a laparoscopic cholyocystomy the surgeon caused extensive vasobiliary injuries, as evidenced by the imaging and post-surgical repairs: (1) The right hepatic artery was truncated very high, just beyond its origin; this vessel supplies the majority of oxygenated blood to ...

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