Wednesday, April 19, 2017
I reported last week that the Iowa House passed a med mal bill with a general cap of $250,000 on non-economic damages, but an exception for cases of “substantial or permanent loss or impairment of bodily functions and substantial disfigurement.” The Iowa Senate, having already passed the bill without the exception, passed a bill with the exception on Monday. The bill now goes to Governor Branstad's desk. He is expected to sign it. The Des Moines Register has the story.