Here is a preview of the May 2016 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter:
- $59,000 verdict- Harrison County breach of contract case (2/19/16);
- $600 verdict- DeSoto County car wreck case (3/17/16);
- defense verdict- DeSoto County medical malpractice case (7/16/15);
- defense verdict- Harrison County case where kid alleged he was roughed up at Chuck E. Cheese (4/22/16);
- defense verdict- Attala County medical malpractice case (3/15/16);
- defense verdict- Gulfport federal court excessive force case (4/21/16);
- defense verdict- Jackson federal court reverse race discrimination case (1/28/16); and
- defense verdict- Alcorn County car wreck case (4/2/15).
An MJVR interesting issue. The DeSoto County medical malpractice case involved a retained sponge with injuries. The doctor and hospital both won by blaming a non-party radiologist that reviewed films after the surgery. The only thing limiting the viable defenses in med-mal cases is the imagination of defense lawyers.
In the Attala County med-mal trial, Morgan and Morgan brought in their star trial lawyer Kieth Mitnik, but still lost. The lawyers aren’t the problem for plaintiffs in med-mal cases. It’s the juries.
Remember the good old days when there were six-figure verdicts in Mississippi?