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Sunday, March 15, 2015

MO: Med Mal Caps Pass Senate

On Thursday, I reported the Missouri Senate had given preliminary approval to med mal caps.  Here is an update:

The Senate voted 28-2 on Thursday to approve a measure limiting awards for pain and suffering in most personal injury cases arising from botched medical procedures to $400,000.

In catastrophic injuries, the limit would be $700,000. The measure also raised the existing cap on wrongful death cases form $350,000 to $700,000.

The bill will have to be reconciled with the House bill, which is a single noneconomic damages cap of $350,000.  The Kansas City Star has the story

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article13996721.html#storylink=cpy

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