Medical Malpractice-Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) claim against United States-June 2012 $250,000 Verdict (MICRA cap limit

Medical Malpractice

In Martin Hernandez Banderas v. United States, Conal Doyle obtained a verdict against the United States for the MICRA cap limit of $250,000. The claim was brought by an immigration detainee who was denied adequate medical care while being detained by the United States on immigration charges. The case received extensive media coverage, including two stories in the Washington Post. The government’s highest pre-trial offer was $150,000, while Plaintiff’s demand was $200,000. Damages were capped by statute at $250,000. Rather than taking the government’s low ball offer, Mr. Doyle took the United States to trial and obtained the $250,000 maximum verdict from a federal judge in the Central District of California.

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