Most of us expect that the court will give jury charges aimed at preventing punishment for harm to non-parties. North Dakota has just adopted the following instruction, which many states will likely copy:
In considering an award of exemplary or punitive damages, you may, in determining the reprehensibility of the Defendant's conduct, consider the harm the Defendant's conduct has caused to others. You may not, however, punish the Defendant for harm caused to others whose cases are not before you. You may punish the Defendant only for harm done to the Plaintiff.
We'll see how South Carolina trial courts handle this situation.