Miami (AP) – Miami-Dade County has agreed to pay a record $ 4 million for the care of a girl whose spinal cord was torn off in an accident with a police cruiser.
The officer was driving at an intersection with a broken traffic light when a hurricane was approaching almost six years ago. The $ 3.8 million surcharge is the largest claim the county has ever paid, well above the original $ 200,000 the county has already paid for Yaleen Kiroz Otter. But this is far from what she will need.
After paying past medical and legal bills, she will receive about $ 1.5 million. Her lawyers said her lifelong medical needs alone would cost $ 11 million.