$36.7 Million Verdict Medical Malpractice Orlando, Florida

Mark Hickey

Parties:C. H. vs. James Scott Pendergraft, IV, M.D., et al

Florida Injury Attorneys: Jennifer Fernandez and Frank Fernandez of the Fernandez Firm Accident Injury Attorneys.

Age/Sex/Occupation of Plaintiff: Child / Female

Negligence: Verdict on behalf of a catastrophically-injured child who suffered a brain injury resulting in cerebral palsy, blindness and severe mental and physical disabilities due to a negligent doctor. Following a week-long trial, the Orlando jury awarded $18 million in punitive damages and $18.7 million in compensatory damages against the doctor and his company.

Editor's Note

On December 26, 2012, the Fifth District Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s decision denying Defendant Pendergraft’s Motion for New Trial and upholding the jury’s $36.7 Million medical malpractice verdict. The Court’s recent ruling means the troubled negligent doctor and his clinic --- the Orlando Women's Center – and his clinic -- will soon have to start paying out $36.7 million in damages awarded by the Orlando jury. See the actual Jury Verdict.
Jennifer Fernandez
The Fernandez Firm | Tampa