Jury Verdict Research reports on recovery probabilities in the following types of medical malpractice case:
Foreign Objects Left in Body 66%
Postsurgical Infection 43%
Failed Sterilization 35%
Lack of Informed Consent 25%
Certainly, our Maryland malpractice lawyers have seen a rise in the number of complaints of post-surgery infections, usually against hospitals involving staph infections. I’m also surprised at how low the likelihood of recovery is in informed consent cases. I have to think that this figure is deflated by jurisdictions that require a look at informed consent from the perspective of what a prudent doctor would say to a patient receiving similar medical treatment as opposed to what a patient would expect.