Verdicts & Settlements from Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman

Shown below are the Verdicts & Settlements obtained by Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman; a very successful medical malpractice law firm.  We invest significant resources in our trial attorneys and our cases to achieve the very best results possible on behalf of our seriously injured clients.  Unlike so many other law firms, when we accept a medical malpractice or birth injury case for representation, this firm handles your case; we do not refer it to another firm. While past firm success may not be a guarantee of future success in any given case, it certainly remains important to know the track record of the law firm you select to protect your families future.  We invite you to check out our record-setting trial verdicts below as well as our recent verdicts and settlements located here.

If you believe that a family member was injured by the negligence of a medical provider it is important to seek qualified counsel as early as possible so medical records and witnesses do not change or disappear.  We invite you to contact us today for a free consultation on your case.  If we can help you, there will be no charge or expense to you unless we win your case.

Largest Birth Injury Verdict in the United States against Hopkins Hospital in Maryland. 

In July 2019, Attorneys Keith FormanMary Koch, of Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, LLC made history with another record-setting jury award for their client Erica Byrom. A Baltimore jury awarded our client $229.6 million for the harm caused by a permanent brain injury suffered by her infant daughter at birth. Under Maryland law, the verdict will likely be reduced to approximately $205 million, which will stand as the largest verdict of its kind in the United States.


On October 20, 2014, our client—Erica Byrom—was admitted to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for preeclampsia—a condition that usually occurs after the 20th week of pregnancy and is characterized by high blood pressure and protein in the urine.

Ms. Byrom’s doctors informed her that her condition would cause her unborn daughter to suffer a brain injury or death. The doctors also advised Ms. Byrom that she could terminate the pregnancy, which would have been a violation of Maryland law and John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center policy at that stage of the pregnancy.

The safest course of action for Ms. Bryom and her child was delivery by cesarean section. However, on October 23 2014—three days after she was admitted—Ms. Byrom’s doctors informed her that her condition deteriorated and advised medically-induced labor without a C-section and continuous fetal monitoring.

This information would later be revealed as a medical misdiagnosis. Ms. Byrom was in labor for roughly 22 hours, during which her child sustained an ischemic brain injury due to hypoxia. As a result of the medical provider’s mistakes, Ms. Bryom’s daughter was born with cerebral palsy, an incurable brain injury caused by oxygen deprivation. She now requires constant care and attention due to the complication. Further details of the case are being kept private out of respect for the family and due to state laws.


The record case of a $229 million verdict garnered the attention of the nation’s media. For more information about this ongoing story and record medical malpractice jury verdict, read full articles from The Balitmore Sun, The National Law Journal, The Seattle Times, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.

To learn more about Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & and our birth injury representation including Cerebral Palsy and hypoxic-ischemic brain injury, call (888) 905-2324. We travel across the country to work with clients in need and have active cases in Minnesota, Illinois, Texas and Georgia. See what we can do for you and your child by contacting us now. There is never a cost to you until we win. 


Jury Verdict Case Location
$229 Million Birth Injury Largest Malpractice Verdict in US
$55 Million Birth Injury Baltimore City
$21 Million Baby Birth Injury Baltimore City
$15.6 Million Baby Birth Injury Prince George’s County
$14.1 Million Medical Malpractice/Perforation of Duodenum Baltimore City
$12 Million Legal Malpractice Baltimore City
$6.9 Million Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury Baltimore City
$5.36 Million Cancer Misdiagnosis Washington D.C.
$4.4 Million Failure to Diagnose Cancer Baltimore City
$4 Million Birth Injury resulting in Death Anne Arundel County
$2.37 Million Medical Malpractice/ Foot Drop Baltimore City


Jury Verdict Case Location
$10 Million Baby Birth Injury Wisconsin
$15.5 Million Birth Injury Largest Verdict in Minnesota history at the time.
$13.5 Million Labor Mismanagement Resulting in Cerebral Palsy Minnesota
$5 Million Cerebral Palsy West Virginia
$9.2 Million Cerebral Palsy Largest Verdict in Minnesota history prior to record breaking verdict listed above
$7 Million Failure to Diagnose a stroke, failing to provide proper care to prevent a second stroke Minnesota
$4.5 Million Birth Injury Brain Damage Pennsylvania
$5 Million Cerebral Palsy Iowa
$2 Million Cerebral Palsy Alabama
$5 Million Cerebral Palsy Illinois
$5 Million Cerebral Palsy North Carolina
$6 Million Birth Injury/Brain Damage Minnesota
$4.5 Million Cerebral Palsy/Brain Damage Minnesota