Personal Injury Cases in
Cumberland, located in Allegany County which is our second most western county in Maryland, has been a historically conservative jurisdiction for auto and truck accident and medical malpractice lawyers handling personal injury cases at trial. If you are a lawyer trying a car accident soft tissue injury case in front of an Allegany County jury... well, you are likely to have a tough time.
But Allegany County juries will award meaningful damages in medical malpractice and accident cases if the cases are serious. For example, a jury in Cumberland awarded $1.5 million earlier this year (2010) in a medical malpractice case.
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Sample Allegany County Verdicts
- 2012: Car Crash Verdict for $50,000. Plaintiff is at a complete stop at an intersection when he is rear-ended by the Defendant driver who is operating a UPS truck. Plaintiff alleges multiple injuries, including soft-tissue injuries, bruising of his chest, as well as ongoing headaches resulting from the crash. Defendants admit liability, but argue that the Plaintiff’s injuries were not caused by the crash, as Plaintiff had a history of pain management issues. The jury awards the Plaintiff $19,501.00 in past medical expenses and $30,499.00 for pain and suffering.
- 2010: Medical Negligence Verdict for 1,500,000. A patient schedules a procedure with his doctor for a cardiac catheterization procedure and surgery is then performed. After surgery, the patient’s condition deteriorates rapidly and he is rushed back into surgery an hour later. After several revival attempts, patient is pronounced dead, and patient’s wife and three adult children bring a wrongful death and medical malpractice suit against the doctor who performed the surgery. Expert testimony at trial reveals the patient died as a result of a perforated artery. Patient’s family argues the perforation was completely repairable, and if it had been noticed in time, death would not have occurred. Defendant doctor argues patient’s death was coincidence and could have been due to a number of conditions. A jury deliberates for three and a half hours and then awards the estate 1.5 million dollars.
Hiring a Lawyer for Your Accident or Malpractice Claim in Cumberland
If you have been injured in an accident or by medical malpractice in or around Cumberland/Allegany County, call our medical malpractice and auto accident attorneys at 800-553-8082
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