Shannon Duffy writes in the NYJL that the largest insurance bad faith verdict in Pennsylvania arose from a botched defense of two doctors in a medical malpractice case. The insurer intentionally assigned one attorney to both doctors, even when their “best defense’ was to blaim the other.
Doctors could have settled within their $2.5 million policy, but did not. Now they share a $ 7.9 million verdict which includes $ 6.25 million in punitive damages, upheld on appeal. Details.