Saturday, March 1, 2008
Several significant tort reform actions in the states from the last day or two:
CO: The full senate passed a bill increasing the cap on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases. The story is here.
HI: A bill that would have capped noneconomic damages at $500,000 for high risk medical specialties died because the judiciary committee chair would not hear it. The story is here.
WY: A bill is under review by a state senate committee that would restrict the medical malpractice loss of chance doctrine to cases where the chance of survival was less than 50%, but greater than 25%. The vote is expected next week. The story is here.