Damage Caps News

Judge’s ruling on Texas damage caps limits plaintiffs’ rights

April 5th, 2012

A federal judge in Texas has upheld a 2010 recommendation that limits the amount of money for non-economic damages that can be awarded to plaintiffs in medical malpractice lawsuits. The 2003 Texas law—a controversial form of tort reform called damage caps—limits the amount of money a plaintiff can be awarded for pain and suffering, distress and loss of life at $250,000. More »

Damage caps not saving Texans money

January 23rd, 2012

An examination of Texas insurance rates has revealed that medical malpractice damage caps that went into effect in 2003 have not translated into savings for families. The typical Texas family paid $655 more than the U.S. average in 2010, despite the legislation’s efforts to lower insurance premiums. More »

Jobs Through Growth Act would impose lawsuit damage caps

December 9th, 2011

A recently proposed congressional bill known as the Jobs Through Growth Act contains a provision that would create national damage caps on medical malpractice lawsuits filed across the country. If passed, the bill would limit the amount of money judges could award plaintiffs for non-economic and punitive damages in these lawsuits. More »

Missouri appeal challenges legality of damage caps

November 18th, 2011

The Missouri Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on whether medical malpractice damage caps set by the state’s legislature are unconstitutional. Lawyers for Ronald Sanders brought the issue to the state’s Supreme Court after a law reduced the damages awarded to Sanders in his medical malpractice lawsuit. More »

Missouri Supreme Court weighs medical malpractice damage caps law

November 7th, 2011

The Missouri Supreme Court is set to decide whether a law that limits non-economic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits violates the state’s constitution. The case involves a lawsuits brought by a Missouri man over the death of his wife in 2005. More »

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