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<p> The Kentucky Supreme Court recently affirmed an award of punitive damages against a hospital for violating the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act that was 386 times the hospital&rsquo;s share of compensatory damages. The jury originally awarded $1.5 million in punitive damages against the hospital, which was later reduced to $1.45 million.</p>

$1.45 Million EMTALA Award Despite Rendering Aid