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Federal appeals court says malpractice award too large (access required)

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that a $5 million malpractice judgment under a federal statute exceeded Virginia's med-mal cap. A 1976 state law caps malpractice awards at $1 million. A divided three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out the $5 million verdict won by Susan Power and returned the case to ...

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