Medical Malpractice News

5Aug, 2016

Do Damage Caps Work?

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In the world of tort reform caps, or statutory limits on non-economic damages in malpractice cases, are one of the oldest and most common approaches.  However, these caps are also one of the most controversial methods of reigning in what many see as out of control  and unbridled liability awards.  We’ve talked about some of those issues before here and here and here.
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21Jan, 2015

White Coat Rally for Tort Reform in Missouri

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In July of 2012 the Missouri State Supreme Court ruled that limits on awards for non-economic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits are unconstitutional.  Prior to that ruling Missouri had a cap in place of $350,000, which had been signed into law by the Missouri legislature and, then Governor, Matt Blunt in 2005.  Experts believe that this cap, along with other malpractice reforms, helped to stabilize the medical professional liability insurance market in Missouri. Additionally, these reforms led a number of companies to move into Missouri who had previously been unwilling […]
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