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Woman killed crossing road at night in Newport News — $110,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Wrongful death Injuries alleged: Wrongful death – motor vehicle accident Court: Newport News Circuit Court Name of judge or mediator: Judge Charles Poston (Ret.) Date resolved: 10/15/2020 Demand: Policy limits Offer: $25,000 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: ...

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3-year-old special needs child died on school bus — $1 million verdict (access required)

Type of action: Wrongful death of a three year old on school bus Injuries alleged: Death by positional asphyxia Name of case: Sabiani v. Fairfax County School Board Court: Fairfax Circuit Court Case no.: CL 2020-12938 Name of judge or ...

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Tractor-trailer turned in front of car, killing two on Christmas Eve — $1 million settlement (access required)

Type of Action: Tractor-trailer accident/wrongful death Court: Augusta County Circuit Court Settlement/Verdict: Settlement Amount: $1,000,000 Plaintiff’s Counsel: John C. Shea, Richmond; Kevin T. Hadden, Harrisonburg Insurance Carrier: Canal Insurance Company Description of Case: A grandmother and grandson were killed on ...

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Boy, 15, riding on motorcycle killed in collision — $2.5 million settlement (access required)

Type of Case: Wrongful death/motorcycle-auto accident Injuries Alleged: Wrongful death Name of Case: Estate of JR, minor v. CR and her employer Court: Settled without filing suit Medicals: $94,308.50 Funeral Expenses: $7,836.04 Verdict or Settlement: Mediated settlement Mediator: Judge (ret.) ...

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Condition of tractor-trailer at issue in crash killing mom, unborn child — $1,680,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Truck crash Injuries alleged: Wrongful death of mother and fetus, injuries to minor children Court: Fairfax County, Warren County Name of judge or mediator: Hon. (retired) Johanna Fitzpatrick Date resolved: 11/07/2020 Special damages: Injuries to the four ...

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60-year-old pedestrian struck by SUV while crossing street in Fairfax — $310,825 settlement (access required)

On Dec. 2, 2019, the decedent, Abraham Feldman, a 60-year-old male, was crossing a street near the intersection of Old Courthouse Road and Gallows Road in Fairfax County. Feldman was crossing the street within the crosswalk when he was struck ...

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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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Do it again: Second depo allowed for witness who changed many answers (access required)


After the plaintiff in a medical malpractice wrongful death action submitted 72 changes to her deposition answers, a Virginia circuit judge allowed the defendants a second deposition to inquire about the changes. The Fairfax County case raised an issue occasionally ...

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Doctors misdiagnosed man with high risks for heart attack — $1.7 million settlement (access required)

A 53-year-old man presented to an urgent care clinic with a chief complaint of chest pain radiating to his arms, back and mouth. He reported that the pain sometimes also made his teeth hurt. The man’s risk factors were highly ...

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