No. 88-8508.

881 F.2d 1056 (1989)

Elizabeth Jean MEADER, By and Through her guardian, John B. LONG, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. UNITED STATES of America, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.

August 29, 1989.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Robert S. Greenspan, and Rick Richmond, Appellate Staff, Civ.Div., Washington, D.C., for defendant-appellant.

James M. Thompson, Lee, Smith, Thompson, Black, Scheer & Hart, P.C., Savannah, Ga. and Larry I. Smith, Lee, Smith, Thompson, Black, Scheer & Hart, P.C., Augusta, Ga., for plaintiff-appellee/cross appellant.

Before POWELL, Associate Justice (Retired), United States Supreme Court, and RONEY, Chief Judge, and TJOFLAT, Circuit Judge.

TJOFLAT, Circuit Judge:

In this appeal, the Government challenges as excessive certain elements of the money damages the district court awarded appellee under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), 28 U.S.C. §§ 1346(b), 2671-2680 (1982). We find that the challenged elements are not excessive, and accordingly affirm.

Elizabeth Jean Meader, the appellee, is a spastic quadriplegic, unable to care for any of her basic needs. Her condition is the result...

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