Medical Liability Reform: Noneconomic Damages Reform: HB 4 (2003).
Limits the award of noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases
Limits the award of noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases to $250,000 against all doctors and health care practitioners and a $250,000 per-facility cap against health care facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes, with an overall cap of $500,000 against health care facilities, creating in effect an overall limit of noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases of $750,000.
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