Medical Liability Reform: Noneconomic Damages Reform: SB 143 (1988): Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-64-302.
Limits the total award of damages to $1,000,000, of which
Limits the total award of damages to $1,000,000, of which no more than $250,000 can be for noneconomic damages. The $250,000 limit on noneconomic damages in medical liability actions is constitutional. Scholz v. Metropolitan Pathologists, P.C., No. 92‑8A277, Co. Sup. Ct., April 26, 1993.
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