Swanzey parents can't recover wages lost caring for disabled adult child
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Parents cannot sue to recover the wages they lost while caring for their disabled adult son, a federal judge has ruled.

The order came in the case of Rhonda and Mark Smith of Swanzey, whose son Matthew suffered permanent brain injuries after a van hit his bicycle in August 2002.

Matthew was 19 at the time of the accident, which occurred on Route 10 in Swanzey.

In March, his parents sued the van's driver, Janet Stilphen, of Middletown, Conn., for $10 million, including Matthew's medical bills, lifetime rehabilitation costs and "for the future economic losses attributable to the permanent inability of Matthew Smith to care for himself," according to court documents.

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