$73.21 Million Verdict Birth Injury
The Buckingham & Vega legal team secured a $73.21 million verdict on behalf of a baby who was catastrophically injured due to the negligence of their doctor and medical team.
Record-Setting $72 Million Verdict Birth Injury
The Buckingham & Vega team obtained a $72 Million verdict in a birth injury case when an OB/ GYN failed to properly monitor the mom during pregnancy.
$16 Million Truck Accident
Buckingham & Vega obtained a $16 million settlement in a truck accident case. The truck driver was speeding and inattentive (texting) and crashed into the rear of a pickup truck stopped at a stoplight.
$14 Million Dram Shop Liability
Our team obtained a $14 million dram shop verdict on behalf of a client who was injured due to negligence.
13 Million Truck Accident
Our team secured a 13 million settlement in a truck accident case. An eighteen-wheeler made an unsafe turn in front of a car driven by a grandmother and her family. The grandmother was killed and the family suffered severe injuries.
13 Million Work Injury
Buckingham & Vega represented an oilfield worker who was killed when their company failed to properly train its employees on how to safely move waste bins. Our client was killed when he became trapped between two bins.
State Caps for Medical Malpractice Compensation
The following table highlights the different medical malpractice caps that have been imposed in various states throughout the U.S. Please note that states that do not currently have legal caps on damages for medical malpractice cases have been omitted from this table.
|State||Medical Malpractice Damage Cap|
(or $400,000 for certain permanent or fatal injuries)
(with a $1 million total cap)1
(or $700,000 if more than one medical facility was involved)
(or $1 million for cases against healthcare facilities)
|Indiana||$1.25 million in total damages|
(economic & non-economic)
|Louisiana||$500,000 in total damages3|
|Maine||$500,000 in total damages|
(or $774,000 for certain permanent injuries)
(or $700,000 for certain permanent or fatal injuries)
|Nebraska||$2.25 million in total damages|
|New Mexico||$600,000 in total damages3|
|North Carolina||$500,0006, 7|
(or $1.05 million when multiple defendants are involved)
(or $1 million for certain permanent or fatal injuries)
|Virginia||$2.25 million9 in total damages|
(or $500,000 for certain permanent or fatal injuries)
1For non-economic & economic damages
2Subject to adjustment, based on the state-calculated “annual living wage”
3Not including the costs of future medical expenses
4This is for 2016. Maryland law provides that this cap increases annually by $15,000 (so it would be $785,000 in 2017, barring any changes to the state statute).
5This cap is for punitive damages for any injury case in the state.
6This is adjusted annually for inflation.
7This cap does not apply when disfiguring or permanent injuries have resulted from malicious or reckless acts.
8This cap only applies in wrongful death cases.
9This cap increases annually and is set to stop increasing in 2031 (at a limit of $3 million).