Verdicts & Settlements By Malpractice Type

Here is a listing of trial reports and news coverage of some of the top medical malpractice verdicts and settlements resolved by Lubin & Meyer attorneys for our clients, sorted by injury type and amount. This is not a complete listing.

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Birth Injury | Heart Attack/Stroke | Cancer Misdiagnosis
Medical Error/Negligence | Sex Abuse | Other Injuries

Birth Injury: Cerebral Palsy / Erb’s Palsy

$40 million verdict - Baby’s brain damage leads to record jury judgment

$35.4 million verdict - Verdict in childbirth stroke lawsuit

$30 million verdict - Jury award assures care for child brain-damaged at birth

$24.4 million verdict - Negligence in care of newborn at Tufts Medical Center

$23.8 million verdict - Mass. General cerebral palsy birth injury lawsuit

$16 million verdict - Baby's brain damage at Children's Hospital shortly after birth

$10 million verdict - Birth injuries leading to cerebral palsy

$6 million - Overdose of dilantin at birth

$5.65 million - Failure to properly monitor fetus resutls in birth injury

$5.65 million - Rhode Island baby’s brain damage related to birth trauma

$5.5 million - Baby’s brain damage at hands of midwife and labor nurse

$5 million - Failure to expedite deliver results in baby’s brain damage

$5 million - Failure to respond to fetal distress — baby’s brain damage at birth

$5 million verdict - NH couple birth injury lawsuit

$5 million - Birth injury lawsuit settlement

$5 million - Worcester birth injury results in newborn’s catastrophic brain damage

$4.9 million - Cerebral palsy birth injury — failure to treat fetal distress

$4.85 million - Severe hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (brain damage) at birth

$4 million - Birth injuries caused by fetal distress

$4 million - Boston birth injury related to care received at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

$4 million - Rhode Island hospital settles birth injury lawsuit

$3.8 million - Cerebral palsy lawsuit settles

$3.7 million - Settlement for Dracut family for errors at girl’s birth

$3.5 million - Brain damage in newborn settlement

$3.5 million - Physician and nurse midwives settle baby’s brain injury lawsuit

$3 million - Birth injury lawsuit (Winchester Hospital)

$3 million - Delay in c-section resulting in brain damage settlement

$3 million - HMO to pay disabled Rhode Island girl for birth injury

$2.8 million - Birth injuries leave twin with cerebral palsy

$2.8 million - Midwives of brain damaged infant settle

$2.7 million verdict - Failure to provide casarean section results in stillborn baby

$2.5 million - Failure to diagnose fetal heart rate decelerations

$2.5 million verdict - Newborn's oxygen deficiency leads to cerebral palsy

$2 million - Failure to respond to fetal distress results in cerebral palsy

$2 million - Baby’s birth injuries in prolonged delivery

$2 million - Newborn’s cardiac arrest blamed on radiologist misreading obstetrical ultrasound

$2 million - Death of baby involved hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy at birth

$2 million - Birth injury settlement at South Shore Hospital

$1.4 million - Settlement for mother of child with cerebral palsy

$1 million - Stillborn birth to mother with gestational diabetes

$1 million - Delivery doc settles for premature baby’s brain damage

$900,000 - Child’s developmental delays following asphyxia at birth


Heart Attack / Stroke / Aneurysm

$5.8 million verdict - Jury finds physician negligent in heart attack death

$5.8 million verdict - Heart attack death trial report

$5 million - Misdiagnosed cardiac arrest causing brain injury

$4.75 million - Failure to respond to elevated Troponin results in heart attack

$3 million - Cardiac arrest resulting in anoxic brain injury

$2.9 million - Stroke malpractice mediation results in settlement

$2 million - Cardiac arrhythmia wrongful death settlement

$1.74 million - Cardiologist and PCP failure to diagnose and treat chest pains

$1.5 million - Emergency department aortic dissection death

$1.4 million - Settlement in pulmonary embolus death

$1.25 million - Aortic aneurysm wrongful death lawsuit

$1.1 million - Failure to recognize EKG changes leads to myocardial infarction death

$1 million - Unnecessary heart bypass surgery lawsuit settles

$1 million - TIA stroke lawsuit settles

$1 million - EMT malpractice heart attack (UMass Memorial EMS, Worcester)

$1 million - Heart attack malpractice settlement

$1 million - Settlement in heart attack death

$850,000 - Cardiac monitor alarm fatigue lawsuit at MGH settles

$750,000 - Doc pays in heart attack malpractice case: Failure to diagnose and treat


Misdiagnosis of Cancer / Failure to Diagnose Treat Cancer

$19.8 million verdict - Cervical cancer malpractice case

$16.7 million verdict - Lung cancer lawsuit; radiologist misread x-ray

$11.3 million verdict - IVF doctor failure to diagnose ovarian cancer

$11 million verdict - Breast cancer wrongful death award

$5 million - Settlement for delay in diagnosis of chordoma cancer

$4.5 million verdict - Breast cancer diagnosis delay

$3.5 million - Liver cancer diagnosis delay

$2.5 million verdict - Misdiagnosed breast cancer

$2.06 million verdict - Bowel obstruction wrongful death lawsuit

$2 million - Failure to treat melanoma

$2 million - PSA test results withheld—prostate cancer diagnosis delay

$1.9 million - Lung cancer lawsuit involving Boston Medical Center radiologist

$1.8 million - Failure to diagnose and treat lung cancer

$1.75 million - Delay in diagnosis of esophageal cancer

$1.75 million - Delay in diagnosis of thyroid cancer

$1.75 million - Delay in diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer

$1.5 million - Kidney cancer malpractice settlement

$1.5 million - Delay in diagnosis of colon cancer

$1.5 million - Endometrial cancer death lawsuit

$1.35 million - Biopsy delay causes delay in diagnosis of breast cancer

$1.25 million - Failure to diagnose breast cancer

$1.25 million - Delay in diagnosis of lung cancer caused by misread x-ray

$1 million - Delay in diagnosis of anal cancer

$1 million - Cervical cancer diagnosis delay

$1 million - Pancreatic cancer diagnosis delay; misread CT scan

$1 million - Thyroid cancer diagnosis delay

$1 million - Failure to monitor for liver cancer in Asian man with history of Hepatitis B

$1 million - Failure to diagnose lung cancer

$1 million - Skin cancer (malignent melanoma) death settlement

$1 million - Failure to diagnose rectal cancer

$1 million - Delay in diagnosis of cervical cancer; misread PAP smear

$1 million - Delay in diagnosis of malignant melanoma settlement

$1 million - Delay in diagnosis of colo-rectal cancer

$1 million - Man dies during a prostatectomy following misdiagnosed prostate cancer

$1 million - Delay in diagnosis of breast cancer

$1 million - Failure to diagnose colon cancer lawsuit

$1 million - Failure to screen for colon cancer malpractice

$1 million - Prostate cancer diagnosis delay

$975,000 - Colon cancer delay lawsuit settles pre-trial

$900,000 - Radiologists failed to communicate findings in lung cancer lawsuit

$900,000 - Delay in diagnosis of thyroid cancer settlement

$825,000 - Prostate cancer malpractice settlement

$750,000 - Endometrial cancer malpractice lawsuit

$500,000 - Testicular cancer malpractice lawsuit

$500,000 - Colon cancer wrongful death settlement

$450,000 - Breast cancer diagnosis delay settlement


Medical Error, Surgical Error, Medication Error, Misdiagnosis, Medical Negligence

$14.5 million verdict - Jury award to family of woman who died after thyroid surgery

$14.5 million verdict - Brockton surgeon negligent in death during elective thyroid surgery

$13.587 million verdict - Dana-Farber infection death trial finds two docs negligent (trial report)

$13.5 million verdict - $13.5 awarded in Dana-Farber infection death (news article)

$13 million verdict - Widow awarded in husband’s post tonsillectomy death

$7.5 million - Lab error in stem cell transplant blamed for death of 5-year-old twin

$5.5 million - Fallon HMO settles in brain infection lawsuit

$4.5 million - Newton Wellesley Hospital docs agree to pay in girl’s death

$4.1 million - Docs lose medical lawsuit in hospital death

$4 million - Failure to monitor blood sugar results in hypoglycemic event

$3.5 million - Death from bowel perforation after disc surgery

$3.5 million verdict - ER delay leads to death of 12-year-old boy

$3.5 million verdict - Breast reduction surgery malpractice case

$3.5 million - Wrongful death settlement involved CT scan

$3.5 million - Settlement for negligence in back surgery

$3.2 million verdict - Misdiagnosis results in lost testicle

$3 million - Spinal cord injury from epidural abscess

$3 million - Hospital infection resulting in brain injury

$3 million - Misread CT scan leads to death

$2.5 million - Encephalomyelitis wrongful death lawsuit

$2.5 million verdict - Women's death after surgery to remove ovarian cysts

$2.45 million - Anoxic brain injury of 8-month-old girl

$2.2 million - Surgery error involvind epidural placement resulting in paraplegia

$2 million - Failure to monitor in brain hemorrhage lawsuit settlement

$2 million - Anesthesia death following elective hernia surgery

$2 million - Spinal cord surgery malpractice settlement

$2 million - Negligence in bowel obstruction at Lowell General ER

$1.9 million - Misinterpreted MRI leads to brain bleed and death

$1.85 million - Doc admits clindamycin medication error

$1.75 million - Heart surgery malpractice settlement

$1.75 million verdict - New Hampshire man blinded in ER error

$1.75 million verdict - Death after gallbladder surgery at Beth Israel

$1.576 million verdict - Intubation death caused by negligence

$1.5 million - Surgical error causes facial droop

$1.5 million - Delay of spinal cord surgery results in paraplegia

$1.5 million - Bowel necrosis leads to death and settlement

$1.365 million verdict - Delay of surgery in bowel aspiration death

$1.29 million verdict - Negligence in eye surgery leaves man blind in one eye

$1.25 million - Preventable medication error (30x dose of Lepirudin)

$1.25 million - Kidney transplant lawsuit

$1.2 million - Bacterial infection death lawsuit

$1 million - Sinus surgery results in loss of vision (lamina papyracea)

$1 million - Misread CT scan wrongful death lawsuit

$1 million - Negligence in sinus surgery lawsuit

$1 million - Gallbladder surgical error lawsuit settles

$1 million - EMT negligence lawsuit

$1 million - Delay in diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome

$1 million - Delay of spinal surgery - cauda equina lawsuit

$1 million - Mass. General Hospital medication error death

$1 million - Botched gastric bypass dialation

$1 million - Woman’s death due to abdominal bleed

$1 million - Diabetes mellitus malpractice claim

$1 million - Medical malpractice involving leg amputation

$1 million - Amitriptyline toxicity death

$1 million - Lithium toxicity brings wrongful death settlement

$1 million - Blindness in one eye

$900,000 - Delay in treatment of diabetic ulcer

$850,00 - Cauda equina diagnosis delay causes permanent injuries

$750,000 - Improperly placed feeding tube/sepsis

$280,000 verdict - Jury award for surgical tool left in abdomen


Sexual Abuse

$8.4 million verdict - Sex abuse case

$1 million - Psych doc agrees to settlement

$750,000 - Psychiatrist pays for violating patient boundaries


Legal Malpractice

$1.96 million - Legal malpractice in cerebral palsy childbirth case


Product Liability

$700,000 - Crib sheet maker pays for infant death


Personal Injury / Wrongful Death

$8.5 million verdict - Jury awards NH family in wrongful death action against trucking company

$6.1 million verdict - Man killed stadium crash (news coverage 1)

$6.1 million verdict - Man killed in stadium fatality (news coverage 2)

$3 million - Death of 23-year-old mentally ill patient at Bridgewater State Hospital

$1.73 million - Climbing wall death

$1.25 million - Auto accident injury lawsuit

$1 million - Hunting accident settlement

$1 million - Forklift accident settlement


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