The Law: Legal Briefs

Damage awards now regularly set new records and go to an expanding array of plaintiffs. Some recent cases:

> After being hit in a schoolyard fight, Kelly Niles complained of a headache. But after an examination by the emergency room staff at San Francisco's Mount Zion Hospital, he was sent home by Pediatrician David Haskin. Hours later, Kelly was rushed back to the hospital, too late. Clotting blood from an artery severed by a skull fracture had put too much pressure on his brain stem. He was permanently paralyzed from the neck down and was also left mute. His IQ of 140...

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