Medical Liability Reform: Joint and Several Liability Reform: H.B.2 (special session) (2002); Amended Miss. Code Ann. § 85-5-7.
Replaces the rule of joint and several liability with the
Replaces the rule of joint and several liability with the rule of proportionate liability for noneconomic damages (that is, limit a joint tortfeasor’s liability for noneconomic damages to his percentage of fault). Replaces the rule of joint and several liability with the rule of proportionate liability for economic damages, where the defendant is found to be less than 30% at fault. Replaces the rule of joint and several liability with a rule that allows a joint tortfeasor to be held up to 50% responsible for economic damages, where the defendant is found to be at least 30% at fault.
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