Metro Verdicts Monthly reports on a $1,558,039 jury award in a medical malpractice case in Prince George’s County. Plaintiff’s malpractice lawsuit alleged median nerve damage as the result of medical malpractice.
Specifically, Plaintiff alleged the doctor negligently performed the carpal tunnel surgery, resulting in permanent damage to the median nerve.
The jury agreed, awarding $ 1,500,000 for non-economic damages, $ 11,251 for past medicals bills; and $ 46,788 for future medicals bills. The verdict was reduced to $ 693,039 due to the Maryland cap on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases.
The moral of the story in this case for the medical malpractice lawyer in Maryland is that you have to look at the entire case. Many lawyers would have simply stopped at $11,251 in medical bills. The malpractice lawyer in this case kept looking further and, as a result, the Plaintiff got a good verdict – the best verdict she could have gotten in a Maryland medical malpractice case.