A Cobb County jury delivered a post-apportioned award of $5 million to a girl who was sexually assaulted at a Kennesaw behavioral health center, then tacked on $50 million in punitive damages in a move that will likely challenge the state’s $250,000 punitive damages cap.
The jury also said the owner of the Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health facility must pay the plaintiffs attorney fees and expenses. That figure is still to be decided, said plaintiffs attorney Andrew Rogers, who tried the case with Deitch & Rogers colleague Kara Phillips and Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore partner Naveen Ramachandrappa.
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