Noneconomic Damages Reform: HB 58 (1997)
Limits noneconomic damages awarded for most single injuries or deaths
Limits noneconomic damages awarded for most single injuries or deaths to the greater of $400,000 or the injured person’s life expectancy in years multiplied by $8,000. Limits noneconomic damages for personal injuries involving permanent physical impairment or severe disfigurement to the greater of $1,000,000 or the person’s life expectancy in years multiplied by $25,000.
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