Fla. Supreme Court Upholds Birth Injury Compensation Plan

Law360, Miami (May 16, 2013, 8:57 PM EDT) -- The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a state program providing set compensation to families of infants who sustain birth-related neurological injuries is constitutional, rejecting claims by an injured girl's parents that it violates equal protection and access to courts rights.

The high court agreed with the Fifth District Court of Appeal's determination that the plan unambiguously provides for a single award of $100,000 to both parents or legal guardians in the aggregate, and also upheld the appeals court's finding of constitutionality in the case....
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