Medical Liability Reform: Noneconomic Damages: SB 270/H 2 (1993)
Limits the award of noneconomic damages in medical liability cases
Limits the award of noneconomic damages in medical liability cases to $280,000 for ordinary occurrences, and $500,000 if the claimant has suffered brain damage, spinal cord damage, damage to the reproductive system which prevents procreation, or injury to cognitive ability that leaves the plaintiff unable to live alone.
This isn’t just about legal technicalities; it’s about New Yorkers’ livelihoods and ability to make ends meet.
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