Scott signs Aaron Edwards claims bill, 2 others

Florida Gov. Rick Scott gestures as he delivers his 'State of the State' speech Tuesday Jan. 10, 2012, during the first day of the Florida Legislative Session in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Florida Gov. Rick Scott gestures as he delivers his "State of the State" speech Tuesday Jan. 10, 2012, during the first day of the Florida Legislative Session in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Aaron Edwards, formerly of Fort Myers and now of Canon, Colo., in a 2009 photo.

Aaron Edwards, formerly of Fort Myers and now of Canon, Colo., in a 2009 photo.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man and a boy who suffered brain damage due to government negligence and the parents of a slain police informant will be compensated through legislation signed by Gov. Rick Scott.

He signed the three high-profile bills into law on Thursday.

One would require Lee County's public hospital system to pay $15 million to 14-year-old Aaron Edwards. Mistakes made at his birth left him confined to a wheelchair and unable to speak.

Another bill calls for an insurance company to pay $10.75 million to Eric Brody. He was left in a similar condition when a speeding Broward County Sheriff's deputy who was late for work rammed into his car.

The third lets the city of Tallahassee pay Rachel Hoffman's parents $2.4 million. She was murdered during a botched drug sting.

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