non-economic damages News

Arkansas Voters to Consider Limits on Non-Economic Damages in Suits Against Healthcare Providers

Arkansas voters this fall will be allowed to consider a constitutional amendment that would limit non-economic damages in lawsuits against healthcare providers and set a limit on contingency fees lawyers could receive in medical injury cases. It joins four other …

Kansas Legal Groups Debate Tort Cap and Evidence Rule Changes

Two lawyers’ groups tried Monday to persuade legislators that proposed changes in evidence rules favored by business and medical groups are a bad trade-off for higher limits on some damages in personal injury lawsuits. The Kansas Bar Association and the …

Florida Supreme Court Tosses Medical Malpractice Caps

Caps placed on how much money people can receive in cases where a doctor’s mistakes led to a patient’s death were declared unconstitutional by the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday. The lawsuit limits were part of a law then-Republican Gov. …

Georgia Medical Groups Spar Over Medical Malpractice Reforms

Georgia physicians are debating whether to push for a state constitutional amendment to reinstate a $350,000 cap on medical malpractice non-economic damages or scrap the current tort driven system in favor of a scheme similar to the one used in …

Florida Supreme Court to Rule on Constitutionality of Med-Mal Cap

Florida highest court will consider whether a $1 million cap on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases violates the state’s constitution. The Florida legislature enacted the cap as part of a 2003 law overhauling the state’s medical malpractice stature. Led …