Medical Liability Reform: Punitive Damages: HB 1069 (1990).
Provides that punitive damages shall not be alleged in a
Provides that punitive damages shall not be alleged in a professional negligence suit until discovery is substantially completed. Provides that discovery cannot be reopened without an amended pleading. Provides that physicians cannot be held liable for punitive damages because of the bad outcome of a prescription medication as long as it was administered in compliance with current FDA protocols. Prohibits punitive damages from being assessed against physicians because of the act of another unless he directed the act or ratified it.
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