Law: Briefs

Beyond Suffering

Penny Ann Holla way, 8, has the mental capacity of a three-month-old. She suffered brain damage when her oxygen supply was cut off during birth at Scripps Memorial Hospital in San Diego County. Two months ago, a jury awarded the girl $1.5 million to cover expenses and compensate her for pain and suffering. But Superior Court Judge Raul Rosado reasoned that Penny "has no ability to experience humiliation or anxiety. Money has no meaning for her." Pointing to testimony that Penny might survive only ten more years, and estimating that for $1,600...

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