Deliberating more then six hours after a four-day trial in which Santorum, R-Pa., testified, the Fairfax County Circuit Court jury unanimously ruled for Karen Santorum. She had sought $500,000 against Dr. David Dolberg of Virginia, because of pain from his 1996 treatment of her.
I know nothing about Karen Santorum's injury. Apparently, she is a stay-at-home mother. She did write a book, but it's hard to imagine a chiropractic injury that would prevent her from pursuing that vocation. So if the $350,000 is not for lost wages, it's for medical expenses plus pain and suffering. I guess some people's suffering is just worth more than others.