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The Biggest Med Mal Decisions And Verdicts Of 2017

Law360, Los Angeles (December 21, 2017, 6:02 PM EST) -- Record jury awards and major court rulings caught the attention of medical malpractice attorneys in 2017, including a Florida Supreme Court decision boosting patient privacy rights and another barring caps for noneconomic damages, a U.S. Supreme Court ruling affecting nursing homes, and a $62 million verdict in the nation’s smallest state.

Here, Law360 looks back at some of the year’s top verdicts and decisions.

Top Verdicts

Injured patients and their families won a number of hefty verdicts last year, with at least 10 cases ending in awards of more than $20 million.

At the top of the list is a $61.6...

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