Bernstein Upholds $78.4 Mil. Verdict in Phila. Med Mal Case

, The Legal Intelligencer


In an apparent case of first impression, a Philadelphia judge, in upholding a $78.4 million medical malpractice verdict, has ruled that attorney fees must be based on the present value of the jury's future damages award, not the cost of an annuity, to satisfy the judgment for future medical costs.

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