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Bill Proposes Limits to Malpractice Awards

Posted by Michelle Flaat on Jun 30, 2017 2:26:55 PM

More medical litigation in the news. A bill before the House of Representatives proposes limits on non-economic damages awarded to patients.

The bill H.R. 1215 is part of a package of proposed reforms that supplement the American Health Care Act, the House measure to replace the Affordable Care Act that was narrowly approved in May.

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The congressional office anticipates the bill will lower health care costs by lowering liability premiums. If approved the bill would keep non-economic caps in States that have them in place and implement new non-economic caps in States that do not have them.

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Topics: Medical Malpractice

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