Court reinstates $10M award to man hit by garbage truck

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled that a trial judge shouldn’t have reduced a jury’s award to a man whose leg was severed by a garbage truck in downtown Portland.
    
In reinstating the award, the Appeals Court said the judge’s application of a $500,000 state cap for pain and suffering violated the Oregon Constitution’s demand for substantial remedy.
    
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Scott Busch was crossing a street in 2015 when he was hit by a garbage truck that made an illegal turn. The impact severed his left leg above the knee.
    
A jury awarded Busch $3 million for medical and other expenses, plus $10.5 million for pain and suffering.
    
Multnomah County Judge Michael Greenlick cut the $10.5 million in noneconomic damages to $500,000.

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