I received a report last week of a $1.3 million verdict in Hinds County in a medical malpractice case. I have been hampered in putting together a report on the verdict because the Complaint predates electronic filing in Hinds County and the judgment and verdict are not on file yet.

The case is Sanders v. Miss. Baptist Medical Center. Other defendants include Brentwood Behavioral Health and Emergency Medical Associates.

Reports are that the jury apportioned Brentwood 90% of the fault and Baptist 10% of the fault. That means the big winner was Emergency Medical Associates and its attorneys Susan Steffey and Walter Johnson from Watkins Eager.

Baptist has already filed a Motion for JNOV. The motion identifies the following components of the verdict:

  • $880,180 – economic damages to decedent’s family
  • $250,000- pain and suffering to decedent’s family
  • $250,000- loss of love society and companionship to decedent’s family.

That totals $1,380,180. There do not appear to be any cap issues with the verdict.

Jason Varnado and Gene Naylor from Wise Carter represented Baptist. Whit Johnson from Currie Johnson represented Brentwood. Dennis Sweet and Jeffrey Graves represented the plaintiffs. Judge Winston Kidd presided.

Update: Here is the Complaint.