Prince George's County Settlements and Verdicts
Below you will find sample settlements in motor vehicle, premises liability, and medical malpractice lawsuits. You can see more Prince George's County jury verdicts and settlements here.
These verdicts were not compiled with scientific methodology. The average of these verdicts is a useless statistics. Still, they may inform your view of the value of your claim as long as you use these as just one piece of evidence to ascertain the value range for your claim in Prince George's County.
It also bears repeating that the average settlement value of a personal injury case in Prince George's County is higher than any other jurisdiction in Maryland, save perhaps Baltimore City. Keep this in mind when trying to extrapolate information from these cases.
To better understand the value of your claim, you want to talk to an attorney who practices regularly in Prince George's County. We have won millions of dollars for our clients at the settlement table and at trial in P.G. County. If you want to learn more about the value of your Prince George's County claim, call us at 800-553-8082 or get a free no obligation case review on-line.Prince George's County Verdicts and Settlements
- 2013: Plaintiff has pacing wires placed in her chest during open-heart coronary bypass surgery. These wires help regulate heart rate. The doctor put the pacing wires behind her heart. When they were pulled a few days after surgery, a nurse simply pulls out the wires. Here, when the nurse pulled, she caused a fatal heart injury. She left behind a wonderful daughter. The jury awarded her $5.5 million. Miller & Zois handled this case. [Meet our client in this case.]
2013: Plaintiff is a married mom with four kids. These are good people trying to raise a big family and were doing quite a good job at the time of the accident. The defendant is at a light. She looks for her purse for her parking pass and pulled out into traffic when she heard a horn beep. She just pulled out into traffic and started a left turn and never saw our lady. Classic distracted driving case. Crushed ankle. Allstate offered $70,000 pre-suit and $140,000 before trial. The jury awarded $928,000. Miller & Zois handled this case.
2013: A 2-week old girl is brought to the emergency room of Laurel Regional Hospital by her parents. They are concerned because she has been unable to eat and is showing signs of being short of breath. Oxygen is so critical for all of us, of course, but particularly newborns. So she is examined by an ER nurse and physician who decide to order a blood test. After the blood test is conducted the emergency room physician consults with the on-call pediatrician about the infant's symptoms. They decide she is okay to be discharged and advise the parents to follow up with her primary pediatrician. The parents are not notified of any blood test results until almost 30 hours after their child was discharged. The results? Group B streptococcus; a common bacterium infection that, while it can be harmless to adults, can cause severe illness in infants and newborns. By the time this poor child can receive treatment, she has developed meningitis with seizures. Consequently, she suffers from irreparable brain damage resulting in cerebral palsy. Her parents sue, claiming that they were not informed of the blood test results until it was too late to effectively treat their daughter. Plaintiffs claim that instead of immediately contacting them once the physicians received the results, an additional blood culture was ordered to determine the type of bacteria. That delay, they successfully argue, in informing the parents of the results also delayed the necessary treatment and led to brain damage. The defendants deny liability, claiming that the infant received reasonable and appropriate care. The defendant nurse also argues that she had no control over the blood test results, but she did express concern about the treating physician's decision to discharge the infant. The jury disagreed, finding for the plaintiffs and awarded $9,500,000. The award is eventually reduced to $7,150,000 after reduction to the statutory cap for pain and suffering.
2013: Plaintiff is injured in a car accident and incurs $14,466.48 in medical bills ($8,200 for four months of physical therapy; the remainder is the emergency visit bill). Soft tissue injuries resolve after treatment. State Farm offers $13,333 to settle the case. Jury awards $56,466.48.
2012: Plaintiff is having motor vehicle difficulties and pulls his car off a residential roadway in Prince George's County to assess the issue. Plaintiff's car is rear-ended by the Defendant driver who claims the Plaintiff is negligent for parking on the side of the road. Plaintiff contends he did nothing wrong, and that the Defendant is at fault. Plaintiff suffers soft tissue, head, lumbar, and shoulder injuries for which he seeks medical and chiropractic treatment. A Prince George's County jury finds for the Plaintiff and awards $93,390 in damages.
2012: Plaintiff and his wife are traveling southbound on I-495 when they are rear-ended by the Defendant driver. The force of impact causes the Plaintiff's car to roll into a ditch. Plaintiff's passenger, his wife (who had just retired after thirty-four years from teaching), is pronounced dead shortly after the collision. The Plaintiff is taken to the hospital for treatment, and the Defendant is charged with driving under the influence. Plaintiff contends the Defendant is negligent and reckless for driving drunk. Defendant disputes liability and damages. The jury returns a verdict for the Plaintiff for $1.35 million.
2012: Malpractice lawsuit against an anesthesiologist and a registered nurse anesthetists because they failed to properly monitor the patient's blood pressure during surgery, causing a severe spinal cord injury. . Resultant injury to spinal cord. After a two-week trial, the jury awarded $2.6 million.
2012: Plaintiff is driving down Highway 410 while the Defendant driver, who was operating his employer's van, is traveling in the opposite direction toward Plaintiff. The Defendant driver, attempting to turn onto Route 50, collides with the Plaintiff on the passenger side of the van. Plaintiff is taken to the hospital via ambulance, but before she is seen at the first hospital, Plaintiff's friend picks her up and brings her to a different hospital before she was released. Plaintiff argues that the Defendant failed to yield the right of way, but expert testimony at trial reveals Plaintiff was traveling approximately 55 MPH in a 40 MPH zone. Defendant also argues that because the Plaintiff was able to go to a different hospital, her injuries were not as severe as claimed, and that Plaintiff's pre-existing knee problems and clinical obesity were to blame. The jury found for the Defendants and did not award damages.
2012: Plaintiffs, a husband and wife in their mid-twenties, are injured in an auto accident that occurs in a traffic circle on the University of Maryland campus. The Defendant driver strikes the Plaintiff's vehicle that was being driven by the husband, and the vehicle sustained $7,000.00 in property damage. Plaintiffs contend they both suffered multiple lumbar injuries. Defendant argues that the injuries complained of pre-existed the collision. Specifically, the husband alleges he sustained soft tissue lumbar injuries and aggravation of a pre-existing lumbar disc herniation while the wife claims she suffered a lumbar disc herniation. Defendant also argues that Plaintiffs lost the right-of-way and were speeding while in the traffic circle. The jury awards the husband $35,360.00 in damages and the wife $71,140.00 for medical expenses and pain and suffering.
- 2011: Radiologist fails to identify abscesses in man’s legs, causing 20 days without a correct diagnosis. As a result, the man suffered extreme muscle loss and the ability to maintain his energy level, making manual labor virtually impossible. Radiologist’s lawyer argued the real cause was the fact that the man was a diabetic. This is the most common defense tactic there is: blame the injury on something else. A P.G. County did not buy into it, awarding $650,000 in pain and suffering, $450,000 in future lost wages and $100,00 in past lost wages for a total verdict of $1.2 million.
Because of our proximity to Prince George's County and that it is great jurisdiction for personal injury plaintiffs who need an open and fair-minded jury, we handle a large number of claims in P.G. County. If you have a tort claim in an accident, product liability, or medical mistake case, call to speak to one of our personal injury attorneys at 800-553-8082 or get a free online consultation.