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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Romney Endorses Med Mal Reforms

Speaking at an Iowa medical school on Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney endorsed a federal cap on non-economic damages for medical malpractice.  This is consistent with, although more specific than, Romney's view on limiting non-economic damages as reported by Bill in an August post here.  What is new, and has received less attention in the media, is that Romney also said he would encourage states to create special "health courts" with judges experienced in handling malpractice cases.  Local coverage of Romney's speech is available here

CJR

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