A high-profile wrongful death case has been decided for the second time in favor of a Florida couple whose child suffered severe brain damage during birth at a U.S. Naval Hospital. A federal district court judge awarded the couple $10.2 million for the death of their son due to neurological damage caused by the negligence of the medical staff. The decision is unique because it caps the award under a new standard set by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which imposed caps based on state court actions.
Fla. Couple Awarded $10.2 Million in Significant Wrongful Death Case
Daily Business Review
September 27, 2010