Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part Southeast Takeaways piece focusing on fetal-injury cases, abortion laws and the “personhood” rights issue. To read part Part 2, visit https://bit.ly/3fAFG8R.

A recent spate of seven- and eight-figure verdicts in injury cases involving fetal injuries, coupled with a national push for “personhood” rights following the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of federal abortion rights, has the legal industry wondering whether juries are valuing fetal cases more now than in the past or maybe even giving larger verdict awards because of inflation.

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