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Saturday, March 1, 2008

Tort Reform Update: CO, HI, WY

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.


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