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A woman from Brooklyn, NYC, was left blind following a misdiagnosis of her glaucoma condition, after which she sued the Woodhull Medical Centre for failure to diagnose her disease. The jury awarded her $15,000,000 as compensation for medical malpractice in 2018.  

Read more: Brooklyn Woman Won a $15 Million Lawsuit After Medical Misdiagnosis Left Her Blind

Californians will have to wait until the end of the COVID-19 pandemic before they can vote for the increase in the medical malpractice cap of the state. Proponents for this initiative have announced that they have collected over 900,000 signatures that are enough for the change of the Medical Malpractice cap of California to be permitted to qualify for the November 2022 ballot.

Read more: Medical Malpractice Cap Voting in California Moved to 2022

Construction activities have officially become the leading cause of accidental deaths in New York City, according to CBS Local. Given that NYC is the most populous city in the US, and the population continues to increase, the city's construction sector is a booming industry. 

Read more: Rise in Construction Accidents in NYC

The parents of an Oregon man who died of burn injury after a fire in his apartment in Northeast Portland have taken legal action against the building owner Firestarter and the accused assailant Ryan Thomas Monaco. Batool Alhaji and Ali Alhaji, the parents of the victim Taher Ali Alhaji, have filed a $6 million wrongful death lawsuit against Firestarter and Ryan Thomas Monaco, according to a report.  

Read more: Parents of Portland Man Who Died in Apt. Fire File Suit Wrongful Death

A woman in Prince George’s County, Maryland, won the largest medical malpractice verdict in US history when a Baltimore judge awarded her $205 million in July 2019. 


Erica Byrom sued the John Hopkins Bayview Medical Centre after complications during the birth of her daughter, which resulted in a serious brain injury to the now 5-year-old girl. The jury awarded her $229 million, but state cap reduced the awarded amount to $205 million soon after.

Read more: Maryland Woman Won the Largest Medical Malpractice Verdict in History

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