CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 29, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(NYC: Jane Bryant Quinn) Ethical and economy implications of new legal trend capping awards against doctors convicted of malpractice examined; Alma Palmer's case cited as example Details given, scenes shown. [Willis PALMER - notes max. award in Virginia is insufficient to cover wife's legal and medical costs.] Award given Edward Orzokowski for blindness caused by doctor outlined. [Attorney Russell KUSSMAN - notes irony in law.] Extent of burns sustained by Jennifer Wheatley due to nurse's incompetence described, shown. [Pamela WHEATLEY - describes impact on family.] [Ins. Info. Institution spokesperson William BAILEY - comments.] [Alma PALMER - wants court to experience her pain.]
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