Supreme Court of Connecticut
173 Conn. 438 (1977)
Brian Healy (plaintiff), who was seven-and-a-half years old, was a passenger in an automobile operated by his mother, Mary Jo Healy (plaintiff), when their automobile was hit by a truck owned by Silliman Company (defendant) and operated by Allen H. White (defendant). Brian and Mary Jo commenced a negligence suit. The first count of the complaint concerned damages for personal injuries to Brian, including aggravation of a learning disability and permanent brain damage with associated seizures. The second count of the complaint was on behalf of Brian’s father, Bartholomew Healy (plaintiff), and sought future expenses for hospitalization, medical care, private tutors, and teaching specialists. Evidence was presented in support of the probability of these expenses, including evidence that Brian’s condition would likely continue for a long time, that his I.Q. was diminished after the accident, that his epilepsy medications would negatively affect his learning, and that he would require special education for a long time. The jury found for the plaintiffs and awarded damages on both counts. The defendants appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Speziale, J.)
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