The jury awarded Wilkens more than $31,000 in economic damages to reimburse his medical expenses and motorcycle repair bills; $100,000 in non economic damages
for his injuries, pain and suffering; and $50,000 in punitive damages.
(295) The court concluded that Adams was unconstitutional and reversed the judgment that reduced the non economic damages
with regard to section 538.210.
In 2003, Donald Palmisano, then President of the American Medical Association and a physician from Louisiana with a law degree, testified before Congress calling for the enactment of federal legislation patterned after MICRA including a $250,000 cap on non economic damages
. (102) He testified that this legislation was necessary because many physicians could either no longer find or were unable to afford liability insurance and thus were closing their practices, retiring or reducing services.
The verdict included $3,000,000 for non economic damages
and $1,300,000 for economic damages.
The amount represents $105,000 in past and future medical bills and $200,000 for non economic damages
, including pain and suffering.
It also seeks $750,000 in non economic damages
to compensate then for loss of his "love, society and companionship."
Woodrich seeks $10,000 in economic damages for her lost earnings and travel costs as she tried to reach Osborne's "sickbed." She also seeks $40,000 in non economic damages
for severe emotional distress.
Suit seeks $14,570 in economic damages, $35,000 in non economic damages
Suit seeks $341,652 in economic damages, $750,000 in non economic damages