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Medical Malpractice Reform Bill Draws Praise From Insurers


Insurers are praising legislation recently passed by the House that would cap non-economic damages and punitive damages in medical malpractice awards.

The bill–H.R. 4600, approved 217-203–would cap non-economic damages at $250,000, and cap punitive damages at $250,000, or two times the amount of compensatory damages, whichever is greater. It would eliminate joint and several liability in medical malpractice cases, meaning that defendants would be liable only for their own proportionate responsibility for any damages.

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