Md. Court Says Judge's Errors Nix Man's Med Mal Trial Win

Law360, Los Angeles (September 5, 2017, 9:47 PM EDT) -- A Maryland appellate court on Friday overturned a jury's verdict in favor of a man accusing a neurosurgeon of failing to properly consider the risks of his spinal surgery, saying the trial judge erred by giving the jury certain special instructions and by tacitly imposing a one-hour verdict deadline.

In a published opinion, a three-judge Court of Special Appeals panel reversed a jury verdict awarding $329,00 to Mark Armacost in a suit accusing Dr. Reginald Davis of performing an anterior cervical discectomy despite the patient not being a good candidate for such a procedure, which purportedly caused a post-operative infection and...

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