Virginia Malpractice Verdict

A Frederick County (Virginia, not Maryland) jury awarded a woman $3 million against a doctor who performed a hysterectomy. After a reduction for the cap, the woman’s recovery will be $1,925,000.

Plainitff’s malpractice case was that the doctor used tissue from the rectal wall to repair the woman’s vaginal cuff during the hysterctomy rather than peritoneal material. Post trial motions for remittur were rejected.