Virginia Jury Returns $2.5 Million Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case

A jury in Chesapeake, Virginia awarded a woman $2.5 million in a medical malpractice trial after agreeing with her contention that her debilitating stroke was due to complications caused by a doctor misdiagnosing her diverticulitis. The patient, now 52, suffered brain damage and remains unable to work as a secretary-bookkeeper as a result of the physician’s medical negligence. The jury’s verdict will be reduced to $1.65 million under a Virginia law capping medical malpractice awards.

Pierce & Thornton has handled numerous cases throughout North Carolina and Virginia, including cases in Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, Suffolk, and the Eastern Shore involving the misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose a disease or disorder by a physician, including the failure to diagnose and treat various types of cancers. The attorneys at Pierce & Thornton have nearly 50 years of experience in litigating all types of medical malpractice cases. We encourage you to contact our firm if you question the medical care rendered to you, a family member, or friend.