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Justices Won't Review Nebraska’s Med Mal Damages Cap

Law360, New York (December 4, 2017, 3:55 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied a bid by the Nebraska mother of a brain-damaged infant to overturn an Eighth Circuit decision upholding the reduction of her $17 million jury verdict to $1.75 million per the state's cap on total damages in medical malpractice cases, a move she argued was unconstitutional.

The high court’s refusal to hear the case dealt a blow to Doran Schmidt, who accused Bellevue Medical Center LLC nurses of failing to notice the effects that the labor-inducing drug Pitocin had on...
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