One defendant, which was a government agency with sufficient insurance to cover the entire award. And no, this was not an instance of a bad faith claim against the government agency or its insurer. The award was instead reflective of the serious permanent damages the plaintiff suffered.
You started this thread by asserting that Texas has the worst legal system in large part because of the $250,000 cap on non economic damages. But Texas is hardly alone in having that kind of cap. So your assertion on that score doesn't hold up. A number of states have caps like that. And guess what? It hasn't broken the personal injury award system. Only a minority of personal injury cases got pain and suffering awards over $250,000 to begin with. So the cap doesn't affect most PI lawsuits. What it does do is prevent those overly high awards that juries sometimes award because of emotion overriding logic or for a desire to "punish" the defendant.
that was not the only assertion I made, there are 3-4 of them independent of the PI caps. I assume since a government agency was involved that this was Federal then.