New Hampshire Seeks to Cap $38 Million Abuse Verdict to $475,000, Sparking Legal and Public Outcry

Manchester, NH — In a landmark case that spotlighted alleged abuses at a New Hampshire youth detention center, a jury awarded David Meehan $38 million for the traumas he said he suffered in the 1990s. However, the state Attorney General’s office announced plans to limit the compensation to $475,000, citing a governmental immunity statute. Meehan, now 42, asserted that while he was at the Youth Development Center (YDC) from December 1995 to January 1999, he was repeatedly raped, beaten, and isolated. His case is the first among potentially 1,500, alleging similar abuses spanning decades at … Read more

The Cap: Montana’s Medical Malpractice Verdict Limits Spark Controversy and Ethical Dilemmas

GREAT FALLS, Montana – Montana residents who suffer from medical malpractice face a significant hurdle when seeking compensation for their pain and suffering. Montana Code Annotated 25-9-411, also known as “The Cap,” limits the amount a person can receive for their pain and suffering in a medical malpractice case to $250,000. This cap applies even in cases of permanent severe damage or death. One such case that brought attention to The Cap was Zahara vs. Advanced Neurology Specialists. Joey Zahara, a resident of Great Falls, claimed that Dr. William Henning had neglected to treat him … Read more