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Tag Archives: Personal Injury

Paramedics had immunity in wrongful death action (access required)

Although the circuit court concluded that paramedics who failed to thoroughly read the decedent’s advanced directives were “clearly negligent, and probably grossly negligent,” the court correctly concluded they were entitled to immunity from plaintiff’s wrongful death suit. This is the ...

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Lynchburg jury returns verdict in man’s drunken driving case — $1M verdict (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury, auto accident Injuries alleged: Crushed urethra; bulbar urethral stricture Name of case: Perkins v. Brown Court: Lynchburg Circuit Court Case no.: CL15000979-00 Tried before: Jury Name of judge or mediator: Judge F. Patrick Yeatts Date ...

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Argument between customer, postal worker nets defense verdict (access required)

Type of action: Federal Tort Claims Act, personal injury Injuries alleged: Injury resulting in a permanent deformity of the pinky finger, disability Name of case: Blanco v. United States Court: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk ...

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Man injured after tripping over crates at convenience store — $100,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury, slip and fall Injuries alleged: Ruptured bursa in elbow, contusions, sprains and strains of forearm and legs Court: Alexandria Circuit Court Date resolved: 9/30/2021 Special damages: $29,000 in medical expenses Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: ...

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Motorist suffered TBI after driver crashed into back of car — $1M settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Traumatic brain injury, headaches, memory loss, back pain, PTSD and anxiety Name of case: Bridgeforth v. Brasncome Development Company Court: Williamsburg/James City County Circuit Court Case no.: CL18001370-00 Date resolved: 10/14/2021 Special damages: ...

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Plaintiff underwent spinal surgery after being injured in auto accident — $1,200,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Acute cervical strain; acute aggravation of cervical nerves; acute, traumatic aggravation of degeneration of cervical intervertebral discs; acute aggravation of cervical spinal stenosis; paresthesia of upper limb; ulnar neuropathy of left arm with ...

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Teen suffered severe allergic reaction after being served known allergen — $85,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury; products liability Injuries alleged: Severe allergic reaction Date resolved: 11/10/2021 Special damages: $6,255.70 in medical bills Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $85,000 Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): Libbey Van Pelt, Arlington; Laure Francoeur, Woburn, Massachusetts ...

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Physicians can testify in auto accident case (access required)

A federal magistrate judge has ruled against a defendant’s motion to exclude testimony from the plaintiff’s medical experts in an auto accident case, paving the way for the plaintiff’s treating physicians to testify about her injuries. The defendant had moved ...

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Intoxicated driver left road, struck pedestrian on sidewalk — $250,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury-pedestrian Injuries alleged: Torn anterior cruciate ligament requiring surgical correction, closed head injury and concussion, scalp laceration requiring surgical repair, cervical and lumbar strains, pelvic contusions and chest pain Name of case: Hopkins v. Ponce Court: ...

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Plaintiff’s pre-existing conditions aggravated by crash — $115,000 verdict (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury; auto accident Injuries alleged: Neck and back injuries necessitating physical therapy, aggravation of existing depression and anxiety Name of case: Murphy v. Udeshi Court: Fairfax County Circuit Court Case no.: CL-2019-08163 Tried before: Jury Name ...

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