$2 Million verdict in Medical Malpractice case

Penobscot County Superior Court, Bangor, ME. 49-year-old plaintiff sued defendant hand surgeon and hospital after the surgeon failed to properly insert a screw into the plaintiff’s hand for a broken wrist. The negligence resulted in permanent damage, complications, and the need for follow-up surgeries by a different doctor. The $2 Million verdict covers the plaintiff’s loss of income, permanent disfigurement and impairment and other damages. The Maine Supreme Judicial Court subsequently affirmed the original jury award following an appeal by the defendants.