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Claimant fell from roof, hurt spinal cord – $1,221,282 Settlement (access required)

Claimant sustained a spinal cord injury when he fell from a roof in 2017. The employer accepted the claim and the Commission entered an award order. The parties began settlement negotiations in 2018. After several weeks a final settlement figure ...

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Man lived one day after burning from explosion – $1 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a laborer performing demolition work when a spark of uncertain origin caused a highly flammable chemical to explode, burning his entire body. The cause of the explosion was vigorously disputed by multiple defendants. [18-T-148] Type of action: Wrongful ...

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Man died after 90 percent burns in flash fire – $1.5 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a laborer performing demolition work when a spark of uncertain origin caused a highly flammable chemical to explode, burning over 90 percent of his body. The cause of the explosion was vigorously disputed by multiple defendants. [18-T-147] Type ...

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Cardiac patient died during oral surgery – $1.15 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent was a 28-year-old wife and mother of two with a significant congenital heart condition resulting in a severely diminished ejection fraction, atrial flutter and non-ischemic cardiomyopathy. In January 2015, plaintiff’s decedent was referred to the defendant oral surgeon ...

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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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