Torts Keyed to Dobbs
Mercado v. Ahmed
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Brian Mercado, age 6, was severely injured when struck by a taxi. He required institutionalization, and it was predicted that he would remain so for the rest of his life. At trial, a jury found for Plaintiff and awarded damages for pain and suffering and for medical expense. The trial court had conducted intensive voir dire to evaluate the methods employed by the putative expert and concluded that his testimony was insufficient to meet the criteria for experts. Plaintiff’s mother, dissatisfied with the judgment on the grounds that the trial court had excluded proffered expert testimony, appealed.
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