Jury Verdict Research reports on recovery probabilities in the following types of medical malpractice case:
Foreign Object 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 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.