Recent Verdicts & Settlements from Wais, Vogelstein, Forman and Offutt
On February 23, 2016, WVFO attorneys Mary Koch and Christopher Casciano obtained a $2.377M medical malpractice verdict in Baltimore City, Maryland on behalf of Saundra Boyd, one of WVFO’s clients.
The case was filed in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City on November 14, 2014. The medical malpractice complaint filed in Baltimore City, Maryland is downloadable below. The malpractice complaint alleged that the Defendants, St. Agnes Hospital, Sam Sydney, M.D., Aaron Shakespeare, PA-C, and Orthopedic Associates of Central Maryland, P.A., deviated from the standard of care in their care and treatment of Saundra Boyd during a knee replacement surgery. The complaint specifically alleged, inter alia, that the Defendants negligently applied and utilized the tourniquet used during the knee replacement surgery, which caused Ms. Boyd to suffer nerve damage and foot drop. Foot drop, or drop foot, is an abnormality in the forefoot caused by nerve damage. With foot drop, the foot literally drops and it effects a person’s ability to walk and ambulate, thereby effecting our clients overall quality of life. The complaint further alleged that as a result of the foot drop, Ms. Boyd, who was a registered nurse, suffered significant medical damages, lost wages, and pain and suffering for the rest of her life.
Extensive discovery took place. At the conclusion of discovery, the Plaintiffs dismissed St. Agnes Hospital. The case then proceeded to trial against Dr. Sydney, P.A. Shakespeare, and their employer, Orthopedic Associates of Central Maryland, P.A.
The case was tried in front of the Honorable Audrey S. Carrion over the course of week. The six-member jury, made up of four women and two men, heard complex medical testimony from a series of experts and fact witnesses offered by both the Plaintiff and the Defendant. The jury deliberated for approximately four hours before rendering a verdict in favor of Ms. Boyd. The jury found the Defendants were negligent and awarded Ms. Boyd $470,000.00 for future medical care, $907,000.00 for lost wages, and $1,000,000.00 for Ms. Boyd’s pain, suffering and mental anguish.
This case is another example of how the attorneys at WVFO will tirelessly advocate for our clients and will stop at nothing to hold health care providers and their insurers responsible for medical malpractice.
If you suspect that you or a loved one was a victim of medical negligence, or that your medical provider is giving you the run around and not being truthful following a medical injury, contact us today for a free consultation on your case. If we can help you, there is never a charge unless we win your case!
Baltimore City Medical Malpractice Complaint.