The always tongue-in-cheek Greedy Trial Lawyer brings my attention to a Florida medical malpractice lawsuit in which the defendants refused to settle for $275,000 before trial began. An Altamonte Springs woman had surgery to treat minor incontenence back in 2001. Things didn't go quite as expected, however, and now she must catheterize twice-daily for the rest of her life. At trial, the jury awarded the woman $28 million – one of the biggest malpractice verdicts ever in Central Florida.
The award will probably be reduced on appeal, but I'm sure the the physicians group wishes they had taken the victim's offer.