Noneconomic Damages Reform- H.B. 2128 (2011), 23 Okl. St. § 61.2:
Reduces the limit on the amount of noneconomic damages that
Reduces the limit on the amount of noneconomic damages that may be awarded for noneconomic loss arising from a claim of bodily injury from $400,000 to $350,000. Does not impact damages such as lost wages, medical expenses and future loss of expected wages, and lays out exceptions to the limit in case of gross negligence, reckless disregard, intentional actions, or malicious conduct. Eliminates the establishment of the Health Care Indemnity Fund.
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ATRA supports the SAFE TO WORK Act as part of the Senate’s HEALS Act legislative package for coronavirus relief.