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Allstate hit by jury after refusing settlement conference – $40,000 Verdict (access required)

The case involved a rear-end motor vehicle accident in Virginia Beach. The plaintiff had $21,257 in medical bills, however the majority of that amount was from the emergency room on the date of the accident, and much of that was ...

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Woman recovers for assault, emotional distress – $1,100,246.57 Verdict (access required)

The assault cause of action arose out of an occurrence on June 20, 2006. Plaintiff Pat Hanson saw defendant Steven Cassidy and members of his family dismantling a fence between the Cassidy property and the Hanson property. When Pat Hanson ...

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Virginia Tort Claims Act used in defamation suit – $125,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged in a complaint filed pursuant to the Virginia Torts Claims Act that a report published online by a state agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia in March 2013 defamed her. The jury found that the defendant had committed ...

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Operation for melanoma was too extensive – $275,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was diagnosed with malignant melanoma on his back. Accordingly he underwent a large resection in order to gain clean margins, and sentinel node biopsy. Surgical pathology revealed no cancer. The case was that although the initial biopsy had some ...

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Wrong side of plaintiff’s face was treated with radiation – $800,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was diagnosed with right trigeminal neuralgia which caused significant pain to the right side of her face. The condition was not adequately controlled with medication and her neurosurgeon recommended that she undergo a radiation procedure known as Gamma Knife. ...

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Podiatrist didn’t repair ankle properly – $225,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff experienced a trimalleo­lar ankle fracture as a result of a fall from a retaining wall. The defendant podiatrist repaired two of the frac­tures but did not repair the posterior malleolus fragment. Approximate­ly 18 months later the ankle migrated posteriorly ...

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Drunken driver’s carriers offer $70K, jury gives $230K – $230,000 Verdict (access required)

Kathleen Young suffered a neck injury when her vehicle was hit in the rear by Cantrice Henderson on Hopkins Road in Chesterfield County. At the time of the crash Henderson had a blood alcohol content of .26. Liability was admitted. ...

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Plaintiff wanted less than demand to avoid trial, but carrier balked – $50,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was a 26-year-old wom­an driving home along the Virginia Beach oceanfront at 11 p.m. The de­fendant ran a red light at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Ave­nue. Plaintiff’s ve­hicle overturned, and the windshield blew out showering ...

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Record personal injury verdict scored in DC in med-mal case – $8,350,000 Verdict (access required)

A man and his wife have recovered a ver­dict in D.C. Superior Court of $8,350,000. This verdict is a record for personal injury verdicts in D.C., the Superior Court started keeping comprehensive statistics on all in­jury verdicts in 2007. Mr. ...

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Paraplegic man prevails on appeal of disability bias claim – $100,000 plus medicals and attorney’s fees (access required)

Complainant is a 26-year employ­ee of the Defense Logistics Agency in Richmond and is a paraplegic confined to a wheelchair. He was subjected to repeated instances of harassment and discrimination because of his disability. His super­visor made disparaging remarks about ...

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