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...
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Marla Dixon, et al v. USA


Case Number

17-13780

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Appellate - 11th Circuit

Nature of Suit

2362 Medical Malpractice

Date Filed

August 18, 2017

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