Yesterday afternoon the jury returned a verdict in favor of plaintiff for $167,000 in the Utah medical malpractice trial of Burton v. Hansen (see my blog entry from two days ago). Apparently this amount represents the past medical expenses plus $100,000 in non-economic damages. The jury deliberated for just under four hours.

A Cache County jury returning a verdict against a local physician once would be shocking. Not anymore- these verdicts are becoming more common.

Utah medical malpractice attorneys involved in the case:

Plaintiff’s counsel: Brad Bearnson and Brenda Weinberg.


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