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Missouri, Georgia Supreme Courts Rule On Challenges To Noneconomic Damages Caps
Posted on 24 Mar 2010 by Dana Reddington

(Mealey’s) The Missouri Supreme Court on March 23 held that caps on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases cannot be applied to cases filed before a law setting the limits took effect in 2005; the ruling came a day after the Georgia Supreme... Read More

Medical Malpractice Caps In Action: What’s A Discarded Kidney Worth?
Posted on 4 Jun 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Picture yourself in the hospital with life threatening renal disease. Doctors tell you that your brother is a perfect match for a kidney transplant. Picture yourself as the brother. You agree to donate a kidney to save your sister. You both go under anesthesia... Read More

Anything Goes: Arguing for—and Against—Medical Malpractice Caps
Posted on 29 May 2014 by Real Law Editorial Team

Understanding cycles is important when making predictions. That’s true of weather events, but it can also apply to many political and legal issues. The debate surrounding caps on awards in medical malpractice cases, for example, seems to follow... Read More

How Your Elected Legislators Have Chiseled Away Your Legal Rights
Posted on 21 Nov 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

By Keith Ecker, a reporter for, There is a battle being fought at the highest levels of government over your right to file a medical malpractice or defective drug lawsuit. On the one hand are pro-business groups... Read More

Illinois Supreme Court: Medical Malpractice Caps Unconstitutional
Posted on 5 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHICAGO – (AP) A divided Illinois Supreme Court ruled Feb. 4 that caps on some awards in medical malpractice cases violate the state's Constitution. Trial lawyers and consumer groups applauded the decision to strike down the caps, which... Read More