Medical Liability Reform: Nursing Homes: Punitive Damages: SB 1202 (2001).
Requires a plaintiff to prove punitive damages by clear and
Requires a plaintiff to prove punitive damages by clear and convincing evidence in cases against nursing home facilities. Limits punitive damages against nursing home facilities to the greater of three times the award of compensatory damages or $1 million. Limits punitive damages against nursing home facilities to the greater of $4 million or four times the award of compensatory damages, where conduct is proven to be motivated by financial gain. Sets no limit on the award of punitive damages against nursing home facilities, where intentional harm is proven.
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