Feds Can't Skirt $33M Brain Damage Verdict, Family Says

Law360, New York (December 4, 2017, 8:02 PM EST) -- The parents of an infant who suffered irreversible brain damage during a botched delivery performed by a doctor at a federally funded health clinic told the Eleventh Circuit on Friday that the government shouldn’t get back portions of a $33 million verdict if the boy dies earlier than expected.

Marla Dixon and Earl Reese-Thornton urged the appeals court to refuse the government’s request for a reversionary trust, which would allow certain damages that are paid out over time to return to the government if their child Earl Jr. dies prematurely. They argued that the government was attempting to avoid paying the...

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