Jury Disagrees With Plaintiff’s Suggested Damages in Medical Malpractice Case

Bill Weiler represented an internal medicine doctor in a case in which the doctor accidentally prescribed a medication to which the plaintiff was allergic. The doctor admitted fault, but disputed the extent of the plaintiff’s injuries. In a case where the only issue was the amount of damages, a DuPage County jury awarded the plaintiff less than 7% of the amount sought by her attorney and only 25% of the amount he demanded immediately prior to trial.