The previous month showed many verdicts achieved by medical malpractice lawyers across the country. These results often provide life time benefits and medical care for severely injured patients. Unfortunately, the studies show that the number of civil jury trials have been declining. In Texas, for example, civil jury trials have plummeted to 40 year lows. Without access to the courts, patients will be unable to get the medical care they need as a result of medical negligence.
- Infusion pump maker settles with medical malpractice lawyers for $900,000 for malfunctioning equipment that caused the death of a radio host. The hospital was also a party to the suit because the nurses programmed the pump incorrectly. The hospital settled for a confidential amount.
- A Florida jury awarded $8.5 million in damages arising out of the wrongful amputation of a leg. The medical professionals failed to diagnose a blood clot within the patients leg. The verdict included $1 million non-economic damages and the rest in economic harm.
- A Philadelphia, Pennsylvania jury found over $21 million damages after surgical error left a patient blind. The patient went into the surgery to cure back pain, but came out of the surgery blind. The lawsuit alleged that the failure to monitor the patient while the patient was under anesthesia care resulted in his blindness.
- Medical malpractice lawyers were able to settle a case in Kentucky for $17.4 million after obstetrical negligence leaves a baby brain injured. This was after a jury reached a verdict that the future medical bills of this child would be over $18 million.
- A Louisiana jury finds over $8 million in damages in the case of a wrongful death of a 8 year old. Her pediatricians failed to diagnose her flu after she presented with fever, sore throat, coughing, and sneezing. Due to tort reform measures enacted in Louisiana, however, the family will only recover $500,000 in damages.
If you believe you are the victim of medical negligence, you should contact medical malpractice lawyers as soon as possible to review your case. Often times, medical malpractice lawyers will take your case on contingency. This means if you do not recover anything, you do not have to pay anything to your lawyer. Good medical malpractice lawyers will also offer a free initial consultation. This allows you to give them information about your case, and, if necessary, review your medical records, to see whether you may have a medical negligence case.