Superior Court Releases Data on Jury Trial Verdicts in Medical Malpractice, Slip-and-Fall, and Auto Collision Cases for 2012

May 5th, 2013 | By Douglas C. Melcher | Category: Short Articles

The Superior Court of the District of Columbia recently released compilations of data regarding jury trial verdicts in medical malpractice, slip-and-fall, and auto collision cases for 2012. According to the compilations, there were nine jury trial verdicts in medical malpractice cases during 2012, only two of which were for the plaintiff. The plaintiff verdicts were in cases involving medical misdiagnosis/fatality and were in the amounts of $500,000 and $5.4 million, approximately. There were just two slip-and-fall jury trial verdicts for 2012, both of which were for the defendant. There were sixty-six jury trial verdicts in auto collision cases during 2012. Twenty-seven of those verdicts were for the defendant and thirty-nine were for the plaintiff. The highest verdict for a plaintiff was approximately $400,000. Twenty-eight of the plaintiff verdicts were for less than $25,000. To retrieve the aforementioned compilations of data from the Superior Court’s website, click here.

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