Unwise and unnecessary: statutory caps on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases and the appellate review alternative.

@article{Emery2006UnwiseAU,
  title={Unwise and unnecessary: statutory caps on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases and the appellate review alternative.},
  author={Ryan T Emery},
  journal={Albany law review},
  year={2006},
  volume={69 3},
  pages={
          913-46
        }
}
In June 1999, a New York jury awarded over $76 million dollars to Gaelle Prindilus, a woman who suffered brain damage when she was an infant because of the purported carelessness of the resident doctors who delivered her at Harlem Hospital. Allegedly, the hospital staff failed to do a sonogram that would have revealed the umbilical cord tied around the plaintiff’s neck. Such headlinegrabbing stories have motivated many in legal, medical, and political communities to demand tort reform… CONTINUE READING

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