Virginia: Wrongful Death – a Lawyer’s Reports

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The October 2013 issue of Trial, the monthly publication of American Association of Justice (“AAJ”), formerly American Trial Lawyers Association (“ATLA”), covers “Verdicts & Settlements”. It reports 7 cases, notably 2 wrongful deaths. Id. at 8-12.

For example, “Failure to Remove Old Railroad Tracks Leads to Scooter Accident” resulted in $5,000,000.00 California settlement; “Denial of Access to Mental Health Care” resulted in $22,500,000.00 California settlement; and “Failure to Maintain Hedges” ended in $12,100,000.00 Florida jury verdict. Id. at 8, 10 and 12. The wrongful deaths were a 21 year-old in the mental health case and a 9 year-old in the hedge case. Id. at 10 and 12.