The Riddle of Damage Caps

Florida attorney Bob Carroll notes that a Florida newspaper recently posed questions to consider in the context of whether to impose damage caps:

How much is the lifetime use of a right arm worth?

What is fair compensation for spending 60 years blind because of a doctor's error?

If a surgeon makes a mistake and cuts a nerve during routine surgery, forcing you to eat and drink through a tube for the rest of your life, how much do you deserve in return?