Gomez v. University of Maryland Medical Systems
While a patient was under the care of his medical providers, he developed a bacterial infection at the site of his catheter because the catheter was not properly maintained by his doctors. Once the infection developed, the doctors overlooked the obvious signs of the infection. The patient developed sepsis and eventually died due to the doctor's negligence. After a seven-day jury trial, a Baltimore City jury ruled the doctors and the hospital were negligent and responsible for the patient's avoidable death, and awarded the Plaintiff $3.5 million.