Tag Archives: Federal Tort Claims Act

Benchmarks: Federal judge blasts Mississippi’s cap on damages

A federal judge expressed his frustration with Mississippi’s cap on noneconomic damages when earlier this month he trimmed $4.45 million from a medical malpractice verdict compensating a family for the loss of a young mother and her unborn child.

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Plaintiffs had capacity to sue U.S. for flight controller’s negligence

The mother and adult daughter of the victim of an airplane crash had the capacity to sue the federal government for the alleged negligence of a flight controller, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing a ...

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The federal government is not immune from tort liability for the alleged sexual assault of a prison inmate by correctional officers. See “Gov’t can be sued for sexual assault by prison guards” U.S. Supreme Court. Millbrook v. U.S., No. 11-10362. ...

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Justices tackle puzzling law in medical battery case

WASHINGTON – Attempts to sort out the meaning of a confusing and oddly worded statute to determine whether a Navy surgeon is immune from liability for allegedly performing eye surgery without obtaining consent left the justices of the U.S. Supreme ...

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Justices to decide if Navy doctor can be sued for battery

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the federal Gonzalez Act waives governmental immunity for battery claims against a Navy doctor who allegedly performed cataract surgery without the patient’s informed consent.

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