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Tag Archives: Negligence

Experts may testify about lost earnings at damages trial (access required)

Experts’ conclusions about the lost earning capacity of a woman injured in a motor vehicle accident were not based on an unfounded assumption of full-time employment, or “entirely upon statistics and assumptions.” The defendants can cross examine the experts about ...

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Failure to recognize risks associated with surgery results in death — $775,000 settlement (access required)

Plaintiff suffered a knee injury at work and was later diagnosed with an ACL tear. Surgery to repair the knee was scheduled. Almost three hours into the first surgery – during which plaintiff’s knee was in a tourniquet the ACL allograft ...

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Plaintiff, 72, lost bladder function following knee surgery — $542,000 settlement (access required)

This case involves a patient who suffered a permanent bladder injury due to nursing negligence. The plaintiff was an otherwise healthy 72-year-old man who had a total knee replacement. Before the surgery he was on no medications and very active. ...

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Three-car collision resulted in plaintiff’s becoming a quadriplegic — $6,500,000 settlement (access required)

A three-car collision resulted in the plaintiff’s becoming a quadriplegic. There were major contributory negligence issues that were hotly contested, as the plaintiff was alleged to be improperly stopped on the roadway.  The case settled in mediation for $6,500,000. [020-T-117] ...

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Regional jail authority not entitled to sovereign immunity (access required)

In a case involving the alleged denial of medical treatment, the court denied the regional jail authority’s request to certify to the Virginia Supreme Court whether it is a municipal corporation entitled to sovereign immunity. The question was not dispositive ...

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