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This page digs into medical malpractice lawsuits in Nevada. Our lawyers focus on the potential settlement amounts victims see, often strong settlements in spite of Nevada’s cap on noneconomic damages.

The aim is to provide you with an understanding of what your medical negligence claim might be worth in terms of a settlement or jury payout. Our lawyers also explain Nevada’s medical malpractice laws in layman’s terms, as if we were explaining them to you directly, not as an explanation for a Nevada malpractice attorney.

If you have a potential claim, you want to know what it it worth. The main objective of any personal injury or wrongful death claim is to secure financial compensation.

Like all states, Missouri has its own unique set of laws that apply to the liability of healthcare professionals and the right of injured patients to sue them for malpractice.

Anyone considering a medical malpractice case in Missouri needs to understand certain aspects of the applicable laws because they can have a big impact on whether you have the right to sue and how much your case could be worth. The 3 Missouri laws that are most significant in malpractice cases are: (1) the statue of limitations for malpractice claims, (2) the “certificate of merit” requirement, and (3) the rules on shared fault.


If you are having a hard time contemplating how “unauthorized penis surgery” can happen, you are not alone. I had the same reaction when I first saw the headline about this case. But as explained below, unauthorized penis surgery is something that actually happened to a man in California and he got a malpractice award of $9 million.

Before getting into the details of the case, it is worth noting here that California caps damages for pain & suffering in malpractice cases at $250,000. This is one of the strictest caps on damages in the entire country, but it didn’t prevent the plaintiff in this case from getting a big award for what happened to this penis.

This post is about this case but also provides settlement and verdicts in penis injury medical malpractice cases.

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This page is about medical malpractice lawsuits against chiropractors and settlement amounts and jury awards in these cases.

Chiropractic Malpractice Lawsuits

There are not that many chiropractor malpractice cases.  Is it that chiropractors are particularly competent health care providers?  No. Not at all. But chiropractic negligence usually does not result in serious injury.

Most of the chiropractic malpractice lawsuits our lawyers get calls on are negligent manipulation cases where the injury is not particularly serious by viable malpractice case standards and proof of what caused what is usually an exacerbation of a preexisting condition and is a challenge.  If you have a case like this – where there is clear malpractice but the injuries are relatively minor – our firm will not help you and you will likely have a hard time finding a lawyer.  That is not fair. But it is reality.

That said, there are sometimes significant claims made against chiropractors. Because they do not have the halo effect that doctors have with juries, there is a very level playing field for plaintiffs filing suit against them.  Stunningly, chiropractors are trusted less in most communities than lawyers (but ahead of Congress, of course).  Which really is saying something.

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North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers looked at the 5,401 med-mal cases filed in North Carolina from 1998 through 2006 and compiled a few statistics. The median jury award in medical malpractice cases was $301,300. The largest medical malpractice award was $8.1 million.

Looking at personal injury cases in North Carolina generally, Jury Verdict Research estimates the median award in North Carolina is $10,000. Personal injury plaintiff receive damages in 61% of cases that are tried (the national average is 53%).

The average jury verdict in medical malpractice cases in North Carolina is relatively low. I do not have the national median for medical malpractice cases in front of me but the average – as opposed to the median which makes a difference – is over $1 million. The national median for personal injury cases generally is $38,179 which means that North Carolina and the nationwide plaintiff recovery probability, the number of plaintiff verdicts to total verdicts, is 53 percent.

This page looks at settlement compensation and jury payouts in stoke malpractice lawsuits.  We begin with a sample lawsuit and then provide example verdicts and settlements to give you some insight into the potential value of a stroke malpractice lawsuit.  

Facts of Malpractice Lawsuit

A jury awarded a Maryland Heights man and his wife $6.4 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit against the man’s physician after he suffered a stroke. The plaintiffs alleged the stroke could have been prevented if the physician had adequately diagnosed and treated a bacterial infection on the man’s heart valve.

Our law firm handles medical malpractice cases around the country.  These are some of the questions we are most commonly asked by people who have suffered or lost a loved one because of the medical malpractice of a doctor or other healthcare provider.

What Is the Average Settlement for Medical Malpractice?

If you have a potential medical malpractice claim, you want to know what the average settlement value is for malpractice cases.  But, even more specifically, you want to know the expected settlement payout in your case.

Our lawyers handle cervical cancer misdiagnosis lawsuits throughout the country. If you think you may have been the victim of cervical cancer misdiagnosis, reach out to us.  Our cervical misdiagnosis lawyers can help you or at least send you in the right direction.

Cervical Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, more than one million people in the United States are diagnosed with cancer each year.  Cancer is a disease that manifests from the uncontrolled proliferation of cells that transform from normal into cancerous cells.  The human immune system sometimes has the potential to eliminate cancerous cells. But cancer cells can have the ability to turn off or evade the immune system. When this happens, cancer cells can grow unchecked until diagnosed and treated.

Cauda equina syndrome is a neurological disorder that stems from an injury to the nerve root bundle that exits the spinal cord.

Symptoms of CES include severe back pain, weakness or numbness in the legs, bowel or bladder dysfunction, and sexual dysfunction. If not treated promptly and adequately, CES can lead to permanent nerve damage and even paralysis.

When a patient presents with symptoms of cauda equina syndrome, healthcare professionals must recognize the condition promptly and provide appropriate treatment. Unfortunately, medical malpractice can occur when healthcare providers fail to diagnose or properly treat CES, leading to permanent nerve damage, paralysis, and other long-term injuries.

If you or a loved one has suffered from CES due to medical malpractice, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Our experienced malpractice attorneys can help you understand your legal rights and pursue justice via a medical malpractice lawsuit on your behalf.

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The treatment for cauda equina syndrome is generally immediate surgical decompression. The sooner this can be achieved, the better. You usually have a 48-hour window of opportunity to reverse the symptoms. The malpractice lawsuits occur when the symptoms were there to be seen during that window but were missed, usually in the ER or by a primary care doctor, or by the surgical staff after spinal surgery.

Cauda Equina Syndrome Causes and Symptoms

CES is caused by compression of the cauda equina nerves located at the base of the spinal cord. The condition can result from a variety of underlying factors, including:

  • Herniated disc
  • Trauma to the spinal cord
  • Tumor or lesion on the spinal cord
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Infection or inflammation

Symptoms of cauda equina syndrome can include:

  • Severe back pain
  • Weakness or numbness in the legs
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Numbness in the groin or genital area
  • Loss of sensation in the buttocks, inner thighs, or back of the legs

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