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Ear Injury Lawsuits: Verdicts and Case Values

What is the value of my ear injury lawsuit? That is a tough question to answer in the abstract because there are so many types of injuries. One common ear injury in auto accidents is a burst eardrum caused by a car accident or a slip and fall that causes a direct blow to the side of the head that can burst the eardrum. But the ear is a pretty complicated little tool and a lot of things can go wrong, particularly with the flying debris you get in a serious car accident and the damage that can be done just because of the pressure of the airbag explosion.

In medical malpractice cases, there are scores of error that can occur during care and treatment of the ear.

Taking all of this together, Jury Verdict Research has concluded that the median jury verdict for ear injuries is $50,000. JVR reported the same exact number in 2003. But in that study, 5% of ear injury cases resulted in verdicts over $5 million. The message: it is impossible to lump together all ear injuries to guess at verdict ranges. The question of value of the ear injury case depends on the scope and extent of the ear injury.