Some stats on the value of human life

12 Sep

Its sort of goofy how the US prioritizes life.

  • A year of an uninsured citizen’s life in the US is valued at $5500 
  • A year of a typical insured citizens life in the US is valued at $50,000-$100,000 
  • The last year of a exceedingly well insured cancer victims life in the US was valued at $300,000  
  • Jurys median award for wrongful death for women over 80 is $322,920 
  • The payout from the 911 victims fund averages $1.8 million
  • The Dept of Transportation sets the value of human life for planning purposes at $5.08 million

 

sources

http://www.marylandinjurylawyerblog.com/wrongful_death_claims/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_11th_Victim_Compensation_Fund

http://theoncologist.alphamedpress.org/cgi/content/full/11/2/90

http://www.sas.upenn.edu/~baron/153/19healthcare-t.html

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