Virginia wrongful death

$550,000 Settlement Reached in Virginia Wrongful Death Case

by | November 10th, 2014

Doctors not only have a legal and ethical responsibility to protect the well-being of their patients, but in some cases, they may also be responsible for offering the same protection to family members. This was highlighted by a recent Virginia wrongful death case that resulted in the victim being awarded $550,000 in damages.

After separating from the mother of his child, a man was required to undergo a psychiatric evaluation to determine if the boy would be safe with the father during unsupervised visits. Against the wishes of the child’s mother, those visits were granted.

When the child died of “unknown” causes while under the care of the father, the mother filed a lawsuit. She claimed the psychiatrist who approved the unsupervised visits was negligent in protecting the safety of her son.

The Washington Post says the latest award comes on top of more than $650,000 the mother has received for the wrongful death of her son.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we recognize the difficulties that can come with the unexpected loss of a loved one. That’s why our team of Norfolk personal injury lawyers hopes the latest settlement will bring a sense of closure to this tragic incident for the mother and family of the victim.

City of Norfolk Blamed in Sanitation Worker’s Death

by | October 11th, 2011

October 11, 2011

The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry has cited the city of Norfolk for 19 serious safety violations following the death of a garbage truck worker in February.

The 51-year-old man was crushed to death by the hydraulic system inside his garbage truck on February 3. According to, city officials initially said the worker violated policy by climbing into the back of the truck to clear debris away from a blade.

However, the state agency found that the man was only doing what he’d been trained to do. They also concluded that the safety mechanism that may have saved his life was not functional.

“Employees are instructed to enter the compactor area of the Heil Formula 7000 trucks to clear debris when the blade stops due to the limit switch tripping,” the report states.

The victim’s daughter said that her family hasn’t been notified about the state’s investigation into her father’s death, but she said she’d checked with other sanitation workers to confirm that her father had followed policy by getting into the back of his truck.

“[My father] would not have done that unless he was told to do it,” said the daughter. “He was very conscious of safety issues.”

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If you or someone you know has been the victim of a Virginia wrongful death, the injury lawyers at Lowell Stanley can help.

Suit Accuses Virginia Beach Jail of Wrongful Death

by | August 18th, 2011

August 18, 2011

Family members of a 54-year-old inmate who died while at the Virginia Beach jail have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the sheriff and the jail’s medical staff, alleging poor medical care.

The deceased checked into the jail on October 29, 2010, to serve a 10-day sentence for driving with a suspended driver’s license. Hampton Roads reports that the man told a nurse that he had diabetes and hypertension and thus needed to take medication. Though the man was given insulin, the lawsuit says he was not treated for his hypertension.

On November 3, 2010, the victim complained to jail staff of severe pain in an eye before collapsing and hitting his head on a table. He was taken to the jail’s infirmary and then back to his cell. The suit says staff believed the man was faking or exaggerating his symptoms.

Later that evening the man fainted in his cell, remaining unconscious for a reported 15 minutes.

“The inmates in his cell block began frantically banging on the window and the deputies only then removed him from the block,” the lawsuit says.

The man was taken to an emergency room in handcuffs and then transported to Virginia Beach General Hospital, where he died several days later of a brain hemorrhage.

The man’s sister, a Norfolk, Virginia resident, seeks $5 million.

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Do you think that the Virginia Beach Jail’s medical staff could have done more to save this inmate’s life?

If you or someone you know has been the victim of a Virginia wrongful death, the injury lawyers at Lowell Stanley can help.

Logging Worker Dies in Job Site Accident in Scottsville

by | July 14th, 2011

July 14, 2011

A worker died in an accident that occurred Wednesday, July 13, while he was on the job at Tapscott Brothers Logging near Scottsville, Virginia–about 70 miles west of Richmond.

According to The Daily Progress, the 56-year-old victim was pinned between a forklift and another piece of machinery.

Lieutenant Aaron C. Hurd of the Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office said the man was declared dead at the scene of the accident at Rolling Road South in Fluvanna County.

Rescue officials from both Fluvanna County and Scottsville arrived to help, as did several deputies.

Officials said that an autopsy will be conducted on Monday, July 18, because the man died in a work-related accident.

According to TimberLine Magazine, Tapscott Brothers Logging was founded in 1983.

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Do you think all job site deaths need to be thoroughly investigated for the potential of faulty equipment or negligence?

If you or someone you know has been the victim of a Virginia wrongful death, the injury lawyers at Lowell Stanley can help.

Woman becomes Virgina wrongful death victim after stabbing

by | February 24th, 2011

February 24, 2011

A woman became a Virginia wrongful death victim after she was stabbed to death in a conspiracy of capital murder, reports.

Her body was discovered, and three people were arrested and charged with the Virginia wrongful death victim’s murder.

The Virginia wrongful death victim’s body and skeletal remains were found in a creek by law enforcement officials.

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Do you think crime rates are high in certain parts of Virginia? What could lawmakers do to keep crime rates lower?

If your loved one has become a Virginia wrongful death victim, tell the Virginia wrongful death lawyers at Lowell Stanley.

Possible Virginia wrongful death victim dies on the job

by | February 15th, 2011

February 10, 2011

A city worker may be considered a Virginia wrongful death victim after he lost his life on the job, the Claims Journal reports.

The man was operating a recycling truck before he became a possible Virginia wrongful death victim and died from lack of oxygen and blunt force abdominal trauma.

The man’s body was found in the back of the truck.

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Do you think the government is responsible for making sure all city workers are safe when performing their jobs? What could it do to keep employees safer?

If your loved one has become a Virginia wrongful death victim, tell the Virginia wrongful death lawyers at Lowell Stanley.

Family unable to file Virginia wrongful death lawsuit

by | February 17th, 2010

February 4, 2010

The Washington Post reported the family of a 52-year-old man is unable to file a Virginia wrongful death law suit against the police department or any other type of lawsuit.

The man was shot and killed by a police office last November for suspicious of having a weapon after he was stopped by the police for running a red light.  The family wants to file a Virginia wrongful death suit for this incident.

There are special state rulings that allow certain beneficiaries to file a Virginia wrongful death suit, and they were not named in the man’s will, which prevent them from doing so.

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The wrongful death lawyers at Lowell Stanley can help if you lost a loved one as the result of another person’s negligence or misconduct.

Judge ruled on Virginia wrongful death lawsuit

by | December 9th, 2009

November 12, 2009

Richmond Times-Dispatch stated a Supreme Court judge reinstated a Virginia wrongful death lawsuit that was filed in December 2006 and sent it back to its County Court to be decided.

The family of a 14-year-old girl filed the Virginia wrongful death lawsuit when their daughter was killed in a car accident.

The parents of the deceased girl filed the $15 million Virginia wrongful death suit against the parents of the girl who was driving and caused the car accident.

The Virginia wrongful death lawsuit is set for trial next year.

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The wrongful death lawyers at Lowell Stanley can help if you lost a loved one as a result of another person’s negligence.

Mother filed Virginia wrongful death suit

by | March 2nd, 2009

February 26, 2009

According to WVEC, a mother filed a $5 million Virginia wrongful death suit against Correct Care Solutions.

Her 20-year-old son died at Norfolk City Jail last March. It is stated in the Virginia wrongful death suit that he complained of bleeding in his mouth and nose.

The lawyer who is handling the Virginia wrongful death suit said the son requested medical attention, but never received any attention, although a nurse did state he needed to see a doctor.

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The wrongful death attorneys at Lowell Stanley can help if you have lost a loved one in an accident.