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Million-Dollar Verdicts

Apr 6, 2020

Deputy sued orthopaedist for missed fracture – $1.204 million verdict ($882,000 verdict, plus interest of $322,000)

A Loudoun County sheriff’s deputy was injured in a car crash, suffering injuries to his right ankle. He was referred to Dr. Cyrus Press of Center for Advanced Orthopaedics in Woodbridge. Dr. Press sent the plaintiff for an MRI, which revealed a possible lateral talus fracture. The radiologist recommended a CT scan to confirm the […]

Mar 23, 2020

Woman sued store for leg injury caused by employee – $2.2 million verdict

Plaintiff, a 35-year-old female, suffered a catastrophic injury to her leg on Aug. 3, 2015, at defendant’s store when two slabs of granite fell on plaintiff ’s leg due to the store employee’s negli­gence. Plaintiff suffered compound fractures of the left tibia and fibula, and underwent emergency orthopedic surgery at Sentara Potomac Hospital, requiring the […]

Jan 27, 2020

Infringement case leads 2019 ‘Largest Verdicts’ list

A major jury verdict in Alexandria federal court is a triumph for music labels against a cable giant, and it tops the list in Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s compilation of “Largest Verdicts” for 2019. In a result that was hailed by music executives across the country, multiple labels filed a copyright infringement suit against Cox Communications. […]

Dec 30, 2019

Woman died during elective spine surgery – $1.6 million verdict

This case arose out of the cardiac arrest and subsequent death of decedent, a 75-year-old woman during elective spine surgery. Plaintiff claimed that she suffered cardiac arrest as a result of hypovolemic shock from blood loss during the procedure that was not appropriately addressed. The defense claimed that it wasn’t the blood loss that caused […]

Dec 9, 2019

All verdicts, settlements of ’19 wanted

Virginia Lawyers Weekly will be publishing its annual compendium of the top verdicts and top settlements in January and February. If you have not yet submitted a verdict or settlement for 2019, please do so by Friday, Dec. 27. We will be publishing a list of million-dollar results for both categories. The criteria for verdicts, […]

Sep 29, 2019

$100K demanded in tattoo removal case, $2.8M awarded – $2.8 Million Verdict

Plaintiff desired to have a tattoo removed. She researched various tattoo removal facilities and selected one called “Zap A Tat”. The tattoo was removed on Feb. 28, 2015. Unfortunately, she was exposed to too much radiation during the removal and it left her with significant scarring. Suit was filed against the facility. The insurance company […]

Sep 23, 2019

Amputation required after leg surgery – $4.5M verdict

On Sept. 4, 2016, Dwayne Kenney suffered a leg fracture from a motorcycle accident, which defendant Cyrus Kump, II, MD at OrthoVirginia in Richmond repaired by open reduction, internal fixation surgery on Sept. 8, 2016. On Dec. 16, 2016, Dr. Kump removed the plate and screws that he had placed due to concern that the […]

Aug 23, 2019

Driver pulled over to change tire, then was struck by motorist – $1 Million Verdict

The plaintiff had a flat tire prior to the accident. He testified that he pulled over to the side of the road when a commercial vehicle came from behind and struck the back of the plaintiff’s car. The force of the impact shot the plaintiff’s vehicle across the highway to the opposite side of the […]

Jun 1, 2019

Nursing aide died of deep vein thrombosis after no tests – $12,000,000 Verdict

Isatu Sheriff, 39, emigrated to the U.S. from Sierra Leone. For many years, she worked long hours in a nursing home as a certified nursing aide. As a result, she developed a bunion on her foot. A Kaiser podiatrist scheduled Sheriff for bunionectomy, and, recognizing she had factors making her susceptible to blood clot, placed […]

Jun 1, 2019

Estate of rail car serviceman exposed to asbestos net $1M verdict – $5 Million Verdict, reduced to $1 Million

Stephen Fowlkes worked at Norfolk Southern’s car repair shop at Lambert’s Point between 1979 and 1990, often servicing and changing out asbestos-containing brake shoes at the shop. He also claimed he was exposed to other asbestos products, including pipe insulation, in the large Lambert’s Point railroad car shop in Norfolk. In 1988, Norfolk Southern hired […]

Feb 22, 2019

Woman’s bladder injured during hysterectomy – $1,010,910 Verdict

Plaintiff, a 48-year-old female, underwent a laparoscopic hysterectomy, later converted to an open procedure, on Oct. 3, 2013, performed by the defendant OB-GYN and his partner. In the three days following surgery, plaintiff was unable to void, with suspicion of a bladder or ureteral injury. On Oct. 6, 2013, after an inconclusive cystogram on Oct. […]

Jan 23, 2019

Antitrust case tops list of 2018 ‘Largest Verdicts’

An antitrust case featuring the leading producer of doorskins led to a federal jury handing down a verdict of nearly $60 million, topping Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s compilation of ‘Largest Jury Verdicts of 2018.’ JELD-WEN found themselves in legal trouble after buying out a door supplier and raising prices for its other customers. That’s when Steves […]

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