BOSTON – Pamela S. Gilman is quoted in a recent issue of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly regarding the Li, et al. v. Davidson, et al. wrongful life case, in which a Massachusetts judge decided that a disabled child’s right to recover damages for the “extraordinary expenses” of her support and care should outlive her parents.
In the article, which appears on the front page of the June 13, 2016 issue, Gilman noted, “If damages are to be allowed, a parent’s claim should be extended to include compensation throughout the life of the child, if the parent remains liable for his or her support, rather than compensation throughout the life of the parent.”
Gilman also noted caution with the complex decision, saying that, “People are collecting millions of dollars for future costs of care they will never have to incur, [and] [t]he law hasn’t wrapped itself around that concept.”
Gilman, co-managing partner of the firm, has won over sixty jury trials in Massachusetts. In her distinguished career, she routinely represents clients in complex medical malpractice, personal injury, premises liability and products liability matters.
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