Originally Posted by katachtig
I was wondering about the excessiveness of the $9mil myself. It was a punitive action against the insurance company and the $120,000 that she had in expenses would have not made an impression on the company.
This is something that I have had a hard time with on the Tort law. The companies do need to have a fine that gets their attention, but the individual receiving it really doesn't necessarily need that money. Their costs should be adequately covered, but I would rather see the company have to pay punitive monies into a fund for uninsured people than for it to go to one person.
Exactly! Unless the total treatment (without insurance) is the $8.4 Mil, I think that $750K for emotional distress is a bit much. $50K is enough to pay for eehhh.... quite a few years of therapy.
My thought is take enough money to pay off whatever bills you owe and future bills at that, then enough to pay off the lawyers fees, and finally any money you lost for this "emotional distress". Money does help with emotional stress and can solve it, but within reason...