7th Circ. Weighs Bid To Cut Damages In $8.3M Birth Injury Suit

Law360 (June 5, 2020, 6:03 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit on Friday challenged the U.S. government's request to vacate a judge's $8.3 million award for a boy who suffered a serious shoulder injury during birth, pointing to a government expert's own testimony as a potential reason to affirm it.

The government told a three-judge panel during oral argument that a lower court improperly based part of its award for plaintiff Yong Juan "Maggie" Zhao's permanently injured son on an unsupported assumption that he could have earned up to $100,000 per year in a skilled trade with only a high school education.

But U.S. Circuit Judge Michael Scudder pushed...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Beta
Ask a question!