Medical Malpractice Bad Faith Verdict in Kentucky

A Kentucky jury has ordered a doctor’s malpractice insurance company to pay $3.8 million for acting in bad faith by delaying payment on aclaim it knew its client was liable for, the Louisville Courier-Journal reports. The insurance company initially offered the Plaintiff $75,000 to settle her case despite the fact that the malpractice insurance company estimated the case to be worth $1 million. Typical stuff that does not surprise any malpractice lawyers. Plaintiff was left permanently disabled after her doctor botched a cosmetic procedure the doctor suggested Plaintiff had while she underwent a hysterectomy.