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Tag Archives: Million-Dollar Verdicts

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

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 ...

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

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, ...

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Woman’s bladder injured during hysterectomy – $1,010,910 Verdict (access required)

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 ...

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Antitrust case tops list of 2018 ‘Largest Verdicts’ (access required)

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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 ...

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Man’s femoral nerve was severed during hip replacement – $4 Million Verdict (access required)

An African-American male, 46, presented to Dr. Dalton for a hip replacement. He was the father of six and operated a towing/salvage business in Richmond. He was persuaded to consent to an anterior approach total hip replacement. The procedure took ...

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Successor trustee recovers funds transferred from trustee – $3.3 Million Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, the successor trustee of a family trust, sued the defendant, the former trustee of the family trust, for transferring over five million dollars out of the family trust’s account at a federal credit union. Taking into account funds that ...

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Man died while anesthesiologist was called to handle two different patients – $3.5 Million Verdict (access required)

This case involved the wrongful death of a 32-year-old man who was survived by his mother and adult brother. The individual anesthesiologist was nonsuited and the case proceeded to trial against his employer at the time of the events, Sheridan ...

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Baby’s shoulder injured during birth – $2,320,335 Verdict (access required)

The minor plaintiff’s mother was admitted to INOVA Fairfax Hospital on March 10, 2010, for labor and delivery. The prenatal course and labor were uneventful. At the time of delivery of the head, the defendant obstetrician recognized a shoulder dystocia ...

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Fairfax jury gives $20.5M for failure to diagnose tumor – $20.5 Million Verdict (access required)

The case involved a Kaiser Permanente oncologist providing poor follow-up care to a post-mastectomy patient with silicone implant reconstruction. Ultimately the patient developed a desmoid tumor, medial to her right implant, that grew uncontrollably to a large size and in ...

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Investor seeking ownership sues after terms changed – $1,429,275 Verdict (access required)

The case involved claims of fraudulent inducement, breach of contract, and quantum meruit arising from defendant Akira Technologies Inc.’s solicitation of a $250,000 investment from plaintiff Inna Bochkova in the spring 2011. Akira is a small government contractor that was ...

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