May 30 2007 - Jury awards record verdict for mild traumatic brain injury from fall
A Hampton, Virginia, jury awards record verdict of $12,264,302.00 against Miller Mart for mild traumatic brain injury from fall. This verdict is believed to be the largest slip and fall verdict in Virginia history.
Stephen Smith of The Brain Injury Law Center in Hampton, Virginia, along with Edward Scher of Richmond, Virginia, represented a woman in her lawsuit in the Circuit Court for the City of Hampton, Virginia. Smith, who is President of the Brain Injury Association of Virginia, said, "Annette Ritzmann was living her dream by working as a Master cosmetologist and owning and managing a day spa and salon with 25 employees. Miller Mart destroyed this dream. She lost her independence and pride."