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Rick Shapiro

Wisconsin’s Medical Malpractice Cases Drop 50%; Is Virginia Headed in the Same Direction?

A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report found that medical malpractice lawsuits in Wisconsin have plummeted while the state’s malpractice insurance fund ballooned.  Medical malpractice filings have decreased more than 50% since 1999, but the Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund, into […]

Patrick Austin

Two Successive Judges Reversed by Appeals Court For Failing to Honor Jury’s FELA 8.6 Million Verdict

After a myriad of appeals, the tides of justice are finally turning in favor of a plaintiff whose case was decided by a Tennessee jury back in 2010. The case is Payne v. CSX Transportation Inc., No. E2012-02392-COA-R3-CV, 2013 WL 6857947 (Tenn. Ct. […]

Mark Favaloro

Recent Negligence Lawsuit Highlights Importance Of Ignition Interlock Devices

A family from Seattle, Washington has filed a $45 million negligence lawsuit against the city. The lawsuit claims that the city is responsible for a recent deadly drunk driving accident that resulted in the death of two elderly pedestrians and […]

Rick Shapiro

Question Of Liability Raised After Psychiatrist Warns About Aurora, CO Shooter’s Homicidal Threats

A newly appointed judge presiding over the James Holmes murder trial agreed to release a trove of previously sealed documents which shed light on what the University of Colorado knew and when…

Rick Shapiro

Unfairness of Binding Arbitration Highlighted in Blackwater Contractors’ Wrongful Death Suit

The recent settlement of four wrongful death lawsuits brought by family members of military contractors killed in Fallujah, Iraq, during March 2004 for about 2 percent of the $30 million…

Rick Shapiro

Settlement of $10 Million Reached in Courthouse Asbestos Wrongful Death Case

As experienced personal injury lawyers with offices in Virginia (VA) and North Carolina (NC), we have been involved in cases in which railroad workers have been exposed to asbestos and have…

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The Dangerous Job Done by Crossing Guards

In October 2011 a school crossing guard working near Western Branch Primary School in Chesapeake, Virginia (VA), was struck by a vehicle and later passed away at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital….

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro

DUI Wrongful Death Settlement Reached in Virginia

Wrongful death claims stemming from a January 2010 drunk driving accident in Virginia Beach, VA, have been settled for $200,000. To read more, click over to our main Virginia personal injury…

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro

I-64 Tow Truck Accident That Killed Two Truck Drivers Highlights Risks of the Profession

Two tow truck drivers died in a horrific tow truck accident on Interstate 64 (I-64) near Oyster Point Road in Hampton, Virginia (VA). One of the tow truck drivers lost control of his vehicle and…

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro

Portsmouth, Virginia (VA) Police Shoot Unarmed 26 Year Old

In law enforcement, the use of deadly force is an unfortunate necessity under life-threatening circumstances. Unfortunately, those circumstances are sometimes not all that cut and dry. On April 23,…