Jury Verdict Statistics in the District of Columbia for the First Half of 2014

Posted: September 15, 2014 by Jennifer L. Rowlett

The Superior Court of the District of Columbia prepares compilations of data for jury trial verdicts in a variety of civil cases, including medical malpractice, slip-and-fall, and auto accident cases.  The recent release of the first half of 2014 shows:
 
Medical Malpractice Cases: 6 jury trial verdicts: 3 for Plaintiff and 3 for Defendant.
  • $120,000: Case dealt with what the Superior Court termed misdiagnosis; serious permanency of injury;
  • $400,000: Case dealt with what the Superior Court termed non-serious permanency of injury;
  • $464,000: Case dealt with what the Superior Court termed misdiagnosis, incompetent surgery, and serious permanency of injury.
 
Slip-and-fall Cases: 3 jury trial verdicts: 1 for Plaintiff and 2 for Defendant.
  • $105,000:  Case dealt with what the Superior Court termed soft tissue injury, verifiable back and neck injury, and permanency of injury.
 
Auto Accident Cases: 30 trial verdicts: 17 for Plaintiff and 13 for Defendant.
  • $0:  Case dealt with what the Superior Court termed soft tissue injury; however, this trial was on liability only;
  • $0:  Case dealt with what the Superior Court termed soft tissue injury; however, this trial was on liability only;
  • $1,032.70:  Case dealt with what the Superior Court termed soft tissue injury and permanency of injury;
  • $2,871: Injury type unknown;
  • $3,000:  Case dealt with what the Superior Court termed soft tissue injury and verifiable back and neck injury;
  • $3,395:  Case dealt with what the Superior Court termed verifiable back and neck injury;
  • $4,431:  Case dealt with what the Superior Court termed soft tissue injury;
  • $3,835.01:  Case dealt with what the Superior Court termed soft tissue injury;
  • $5,068.80:  Case dealt with what the Superior Court termed soft tissue injury;
  • $6,012.80:  Case dealt with what the Superior Court termed soft tissue injury;
  • $15,000:  Case dealt with what the Superior Court termed verifiable back and neck injury and permanency of injury;
  • $15,000:  Case dealt with what the Superior Court termed soft tissue injury and permanency of injury;
  • $15,285.40:  Case dealt with what the Superior Court termed soft tissue injury;
  • $20,000:  Case dealt with what the Superior Court termed soft tissue injury;
  • $20,017.98:  Case dealt with what the Superior Court termed soft tissue injury;
  • $31,000:  Case dealt with what the Superior Court termed soft tissue injury;
  • $85,000:  Case dealt with what the Superior Court termed soft tissue injury and verifiable back and neck injury.
The Superior Court’s statistics for jury trial verdicts can be found here.

While the Superior Court’s statistics do not contain a lot of detail, the listing remains a useful tool in evaluating what the juries are doing with various types of cases.  The attorneys at DeCaro Doran, with the many decades of combined experience in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, can assist you with evaluating your case and providing an assessment in verdict trends in the various jurisdictions, including County and Federal Courts.



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