Can a medical malpractice lawyer make the difference for their clients? Part of our national practice as medical malpractice lawyers is to keep track of these victories for the victims of medical negligence. The following are verdicts or settlements that have occurred recently around the country, involving the medical malpractice case results for the previous month, published in various newspapers. These lawsuits often require years of work before trial and a verdict.
- Toledo, Ohio: A jury found $10,928,188 in damages in a case where a pregnant woman called her OB/GYN with abdominal pain and a severe headache. The doctor, after hearing her describe her symptoms, told her that it was probably gastric pain and she should not go into the hospital. The next day she suffered a stroke. The baby was delivered emergently, but the woman had life long injuries as a result.
- Iowa City, Iowa: A hospital apologized and settled a case for $250,000 after a family challenged a hospital’s practice of letting its psychiatric patients to leave unsupervised for a few hours at a time.
- Warren, Ohio: a medical malpractice lawyer tried to a jury, which found $28.7 million in damages, a case of hospital obstetrical negligence deprived a child of oxygen during labor and delivery. Such deprivation of oxygen caused permanent and severe brain injury that will affect the child for life.
- Albany, New York: A jury found $1.75 million in damages as a result of surgical malpractice. The plaintiff in this case alleged that the surgeon deviated from the standard of care during the surgery and after the surgery when they failed to monitor her and missed an infection.
- Wisconsin: A former patient settled a case with a spine surgeon for $2.5m. This case involves a spine surgeon who was convicted and agreed to relinquish his medical license. The doctor was sentenced for six months in prison.
- Clark County, Ohio: A woman who suffered brain damage had her case tried before a jury by a medical malpractice lawyer. This trial resulted in a finding of $8.3 million in damages.
- Rockford, Illinois: A Winnebago county took 4 hours to deliberate in a case of a leg amputation following medical negligence. Here, the plaintiff was a former police officer who came into the hospital for treatment of wounds on his left leg. This police officer’s medical malpractice lawyer showed to the jury that due to unorthodox treatment that was given to him, the officer’s leg had to be amputated. The jury decided that $3.157 million in damages was appropriate.
- Puget Sound, Washington: Here, a medical malpractice lawyer was able to settle a case against the VA for $900,000. A Washington man died from a Puget Sound Veterans Affairs delay after he was not referred to the correct melanoma cancer specialist.
If you have been injured by medical negligence, do you need a medical malpractice lawyer?
They can be instrumental in helping you navigate the complex legal system, hiring experienced and qualified experts to examine and review your medical records, and ultimately, if the case cannot settle, trying your case before a jury or judge.