noneconomic damages News

Tennessee Judge Rules Cap on Personal Injury Suit Damages Unconstitutional

A Tennessee judge has ruled that a state law that caps the amount of money someone can win in a personal injury lawsuit for noneconomic damages is unconstitutional. The Times Free Press reports that on Monday, Hamilton County Circuit Judge …

Missouri House Approves Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Caps

The Missouri House gave initial approval Wednesday to a bill to reinstate limits on how much juries can award in noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases against health care providers. Supporters said the limits, approved 101-53, are needed to make …

South Dakota Medical Malpractice Victims Can’t Find Lawyers

Jennifer Eastman already was in anguish when she went to the hospital on Jan. 4, 2013, to have the dead fetus she was carrying removed from her uterus. The procedure and the loss of a child were bad enough. But …

Jury Awards Kansas Shooting Victim Nearly $12M

A Topeka woman who has had eight major surgeries to rebuild her face after she survived two shotgun blasts has been awarded nearly $12 million in damages against the man convicted of trying to kill her. Kansas laws that limit …

Kansas Lawsuit Damages Cap Could Increase Periodically

Kansas would allow greater damages in personal injury lawsuits but change some evidence rules in ways favored by business and medical groups under legislation that advanced Wednesday in the state Senate. Senators gave first-round approval on a voice vote to …

Oregon High Court Upholds Noneconomic Award

The family of a baby who sustained nerve injuries as a result of negligence by a Lane County medical practice should be able to collect the full $1.375 million in noneconomic damages awarded by a jury in 2008, the Oregon …

Missouri House Votes Override on Uninsured Motorists

The Missouri House has approved a veto override of legislation restricting lawsuits by uninsured motorists. The House approved the override Wednesday on a 109-51 vote, the bare minimum needed for a two-thirds majority. The bill achieved the mark only after …

Missouri Lawmakers Eye Uninsured Motorist Bill for Override

Driving without auto insurance could mean losing out on court damages if Missouri lawmakers push forward with an effort to override one of Gov. Jay Nixon’s vetoes. Under the legislation, drivers lacking insurance would forfeit the ability to collect for …

Federal Judge Critical of Mississippi Tort Caps

A federal judge has upheld Mississippi’s cap of $500,000 on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases. The ruling came in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a woman and her unborn baby who died after being denied …