Friday, December 14, 2007

$2.5 Million for Unneeded HIV/AIDS Treatments

The Boston Globe has the story of Audrey Serrano, who was given HIV treatment for nine years when, it turned out, she was not in fact infected. 

In her lawsuit against a doctor who treated her, Audrey Serrano said the powerful combination of drugs she took triggered a string of ailments, including depression, chronic fatigue, loss of weight and appetite and inflammation of the intestine.

I'm not sure how the damages are broken out, but it may be one where a cap on non-economic damages would have reduced it dramatically.  Would that be desirable?  (My inclination is "no.")

--BC

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/2007/12/25-million-for.html

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