New House Bill Would Set Limits

Side Note: There was some terrific reaching-across-the-aisle this week. A new, bipartisan med mal reform bill was recently introduced in the House of Representatives. The bill would limit non-economic damages to $250,000 and punitive damages to the greater of twice the amount of economic damages awarded or $250,000. The med mal bill would also limit attorney contingent fees. Now that is some politics that we can get behind. Let’s see if it goes anywhere.

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House bill would limit med mal noneconomic damages, by Mark A. Hofmann
Posted On: Jan. 25, 2011 1:06 PM CENTRAL

WASHINGTON—A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced a bill that would limit noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases, among other things.

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