$20.6 Million Wrongful Death Verdict in Bermingham v. Emergency Care Consultants, P.A.
Represented the family of a 30-year-old woman who went to an emergency room with a fever and nausea three days after giving birth to her first child. The nurse practitioner defendant ignored lab tests showing that the woman had sepsis (a severe systemic infection) and sent her home. Twelve hours later, the woman was rushed back to the same emergency room, where she died. A jury returned a verdict in the amount of $20.6 million, which is the largest wrongful death verdict of any kind in state history.* Bermingham v. Emergency Care Consultants, P.A.
* 9/25/17 affidavit from Meagher & Geer law firm.
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