AG to Defend State Damage Limits in Meningitis Lawsuit

Tennessee Attorney General Robert Cooper has filed a motion to intervene and defend state law that caps damages in civil cases, The Nashville Ledger reports. A lawsuit filed by the husband of a Brentwood woman who died after getting fungal meningitis from tainted steroid injections seeks $12.5 million in compensatory damages, well above the maximum $750,000 that plaintiffs can receive under a 2011 Tennessee law. A hearing on the state’s request was heard this morning in Davidson County Circuit Court.