This via Law Links | Health Links: Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly has compiled its Top Verdicts & Settlements for 2008 (* as of its June 2, 2008 issue) and medical malpractice lawsuits are again prominent. Four of the top five settlements were medical malpractice cases:
$6 million for birth injury
$5 million for delay in diagnosis of cancer
$5 million for misdiagnosed cardiac arrest
$4.85 million for birth injury
With the fifth being a fishing accident.
Of the top five verdicts, three were personal injury lawsuits, one is a medical malpractice case ($9.1 million for medical negligence related to thyroid surgery) and one is a patent infringement case. Boston med mal law firm Lubin & Meyer represented plaintiffs in 4 of the 5 largest medical malpractice related verdicts and settlements for 2008 so far this year. Halstrom Law Offices represented the other settlement.