Marion County Jury Awards $2.5 Million Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case

A Marion County jury handed down a $2,500,000 verdict to an Avera & Smith client who was the spouse of a patient who passed away after a family practice physician failed to identify the signs and symptoms of a deadly disease.

The Ocala jury determined, after a week-long trial, that the patient’s physician failed to meet the required standard of care, resulting in the patient’s death. By the time diagnostic tests were performed identifying the problem, the patient was already near death.

Avera & Smith attorneys Mark Avera and Ben Steinberg tried this case to verdict with the support of Avera & Smith staff.

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