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Va. jury awards $1.9 million in construction accident

On a spring day in 2006, Michael Boguess went to help his brother Todd pour concrete at a friend’s house. By that evening, the 39-year-old mill worker found himself lying in a hospital bed, paralyzed from the neck down. After three days of testimony, it took a six-woman, one-man jury only two and a half hours to hand down a verdict of $1,959,971, plus more than $680,000 in interest.