In wrongful death cases, the size of jury verdicts has always tilted in favor of men, which is why many argued that caps on non-economic damages are sexually discriminatory.
In a recent study, Jury Verdict Research offers a different conclusion when comparing compensation in wrongful death claims between minor females and minor males. The median wrongful death of minor females is $1,912,349 but the median award for the wrongful death of minor males is $1,500,000. This gap increases when looking at average wrongful death verdicts. Minor females average $8,648,036 in wrongful death cases compared to an average of $3,173,360 for males.
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- Average Wrongful Death Verdicts for Women by Age
- Wrongful Death Settlements and Verdicts in Maryland (wrongful death values)