Posts tagged "Missouri"

Aug 6, 2021
Missouri Supreme Court Upholds Noneconomic Damage Cap for Medical Liability Verdicts

Our Take: Caps on noneconomic damages help limit the amount of megaverdicts that we’ve been seeing increase in regularity all over the country. Megaverdicts add an extra layer to how malpractice insurance companies and their underwriters determine how much a physician pays for malpractice insurance coverage. Megaverdicts typically are any verdicts that exceed $50 million […]

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May 2, 2013
Missouri Legislature Looks to Reinstate Medical Malpractice Cap

Note: The article below first appeared in the May 2013 issue of the Medical Liability Monitor, a monthly newsletter reprting on the medical professional liability insurance and risk management industries. On the heels of last summer’s ruling by the Missouri Supreme Court that the state’s $350,000 cap on non-economic damages in medical liability lawsuits is […]

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Aug 7, 2012
Missouri Supreme Court Overturns Damage Cap, Doctors Fear Malpractice Insurance Rates Will Skyrocket

On July 31, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that the state’s $350,000 cap on non-economic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits is unconstitutional. The non-economic damage cap was passed as part of a series of comprehensive tort reforms passed in 2005 and signed into law by then-Gov. Roy Blunt. Non-economic damage caps bring predictability to a […]

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Jul 6, 2012
Missouri Supreme Court Considering Non-Economic Damage Caps in Medical Malpractice Cases

The cost of Missouri medical malpractice insurance is at stake as the state’s supreme court is considering whether or not its non-economic damage cap is constitutional. Those opposed to the non-economic damage cap say that it deprives plaintiffs of their due process in the courts as well as due compensation; defenders of the non-economic damage […]

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Apr 16, 2012
Missouri Supreme Court Considering Constitutionality of Medical Malpractice Caps, Threaten Malpractice Insurance Rates

Missouri is one of three states where its Supreme Court is considering the constitutionality of non-economic damage caps in medical malpractice cases. The other two states are Florida and Indiana. On March 27, the Missouri Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case where a child was stricken with cerebral palsy and brain damage during […]

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Nov 8, 2011
Missouri Malpractice Insurance Premiums Threatened by Court Case

side note: Medical malpractice insurance premiums are threatened by a case before the Missouri Supreme Court. The state’s high court is currently considering the constitutionality of Missouri’s $1.2 million cap on non-economic, pain-and-suffering damages in medical malpractice cases. In the case being considered, the plaintiff’s estate was awarded $1 million for past medical bills and […]

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Sep 22, 2009
Missouri is an example of effective medical malpractice reform

side note: Former-Gov. Blunt touts his state’s tort reform as the answer to healthcare problems and wasteful spending. Wall Street Journal There has been a lot of talk in Washington about cutting wasteful health-care spending, but it is troubling that such talk has not created a sense of urgency for national tort reform. It is […]

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