Did you know that many states have a cap for medical malpractice? While some states have a cap for this (Maryland being the highest at $785,000) others rule it is unconstitutional to have such caps. One of the most disastrous medical malpractice payouts was an incident involving ketchup packets. The incident involved a 36 year old man who was on life support from a traumatic brain injury after he passed away the autopsy reported unopened ketchup packets, plastic bags and paper towels were found in his stomach and bowls. His family was paid $11 million dollars.
This as well as additional “biggest, most disastrous medical malpractice lawsuits” in the following infographic from Cheap Nurse Degrees.