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Verdicts & Settlements

Experienced Trial Attorneys

We strive to ensure that you receive the highest level of dedicated and aggressive legal representation in the pursuit of justice. Our team of attorneys has over 100 years of collective experience handling medical malpractice and catastrophic injury cases. As you can see from our past results, we use every effort to maximize our clients' recoveries.

Settlements

Almost all of the firm's settlements are confidential and no particulars or details can be disclosed. However, WVF&O can state that the firm has settled hundreds of medical malpractice cases in numerous medical circumstances, including, but not limited to, birth injuries, cerebral palsy,misdiagnosis or failure to properly treat cancer, brain and spinal cord injuries, emergency room malpractice, amputation cases, cardiac and stroke cases, and death cases. The amounts of the settlements vary depending on the injuries suffered by our clients. A large number of our settlements are in excess of $5,000,000.00.

    • Birth Injury $55,000,000
    • Birth Injury $33,500,000
    • Birth Injury $21,000,000
    • Birth Injury $15,650,000

      After a three week jury trial, WVF&O obtained a $15,650,000 jury award in favor of a young girl who suffered devastating brain injuries at birth when the defendants failed to timely deliver her by cesarean section. The child, who later developed cerebral palsy and a seizure disorder, suffered these injuries as a result of a lack of oxygen in utero and trauma to her brain during a rapid second stage of labor. The evidence at trial showed that the defendants improperly interpreted ominous signs on the fetal heart monitor, which showed oxygen deprivation. This mistake was further compounded by the negligent administration of Pitocin, which increased the strength and frequency of the mother's contractions, causing increased stress and oxygen deprivation to the baby. The negligent Defendants were Sophia Kyermaten, CNM, Dimensions Healthcare Associates, Inc., and Prince George's Hospital Center. The case was tried in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

    • Medical Malpractice $15,500,000
    • Medical Malpractice $14,100,000.00
    • Medical Malpratice $12,000,000.00
    • Medical Malpractice $10,000,000.00
    • Medical Malpractice $9,200,000.00
    • Medical Mistake $9,000,000.00
    • Medical Malpractice $6,900,000.00
    • Medical Malpractice $5,360,000.00
    • Failure to Diagnose $5,300,000.00

      WVF&O Obtains $5,300,000.00 Verdict in a Medical Malpractice Verdict

      • Location: Washington, D.C.

      On December 30, 2014, a medical malpractice verdict for more than $5,300,000.00 obtained by the lawyers at Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt, LLC was upheld in the D.C. Court of Appeals. In this tragic case, the doctor failed to screen his patient for colon cancer over many years, as laid out in the guidelines from national health organizations. Before the patient’s diagnosis, the doctor performed only limited testing for colon cancer, despite the patient’s higher risk after he turned 50-years-old. Even when the patient complained of symptoms associated with colon cancer on several occasions, the doctor failed to order the proper testing to rule-out cancer. As a result, the patient’s colon cancer was not timely diagnosed and he died following four years of painful chemotherapy treatment.

    • Medical Malpractice $4,400,000.00
    • Medical Malpractice $4,000,000.00