Medical Malpractice Cases In The District Of Columbia (D.C.) – Official Report

During the 2010 calendar year, there were 7 medical malpractice cases tried before a jury to verdicts in the District of Columbia (D.C.), resulting in 5 verdicts in favor of the defendants and 2 verdicts in favor of the plaintiffs. One of the plaintiff’s verdicts was in the amount of $2,505,450.37 (the allegation of medical malpractice was misdiagnosis) and the other in the amount of $6,500,000.00 (the allegation of medical malpractice involved birth complications). Source

During the 2009 calendar year, there were 9 medical malpractice cases tried before a jury that resulted in jury verdicts: 5 were in favor of the defendants and 4 were in favor of the plaintiffs. The verdicts in favor of the plaintiffs were as follows:  $110,000.00 (medical malpractice allegation: incompetent surgery); $125,000.00 (medical malpractice allegation: incompetent surgery); $131,775.45 (medical malpractice allegation: misdiagnosis); and, $250,000.00 (medical malpractice allegation: lack of informed consent). Source 

During the 2008 calendar year, there were 9 medical malpractice cases tried before a jury that resulted in jury verdicts: 8 were in favor of the defendants and 1 was in favor of the plaintiff ($2,200,000.00 based on a medical malpractice allegation of misdiagnosis). Source

During the 2007 calendar year, there were 30 medical malpractice cases tried before a jury that resulted in jury verdicts: 26 were in favor of the defendants and 4 were in favor of the plaintiffs ($3,562,300.00 based on a medical malpractice allegation of misdiagnosis; $1,213,408.00 based on a medical malpractice allegation of incompetent surgery; $263,558.00 based on a medical malpractice allegation of incompetent surgery; and, $230,000.00 based on an unspecified medical malpractice allegation). Source

Medical malpractice claims brought in the District of Columbia that were settled, dismissed, or otherwise resolved without verdicts reached in the civil courts in D.C. are not included in the above-stated statistics. Furthermore, medical malpractice claims filed in the federal courts in the District of Columbia are not included in the statistics.

The medical malpractice statistics for medical malpractice cases tried to verdict in the District of Columbia reveal that most of the cases ended in favor of the defendants. The results may be explained by the old adage that “good cases are settled and bad cases are tried,” which may shed some light on the outcomes of the medical malpractice jury trial results in the District of Columbia.

If you, a family member, or a friend were injured as a result of medical malpractice due to a medical error or medical mistake, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries and losses that resulted from the medical malpractice negligence.  Please visit our website or call us toll free at 800-295-3959 to be connected with local medical malpractice lawyers who may be able to help you with your medical malpractice claim. Turn to us when you don’t know where to turn.

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