Punitive Damages Reform: HB 1069 (1990).
Bars the award of punitive damages in professional negligence lawsuits
Bars the award of punitive damages in professional negligence lawsuits until discovery has been substantially completed. Prohibits discovery from being reopened without an amended pleading. Bars the award of punitive damages against physicians being sued for a bad outcome of a prescription medication, where the physician complied with FDA protocols. Bars the award of punitive damages against a physician being sued for the act of another, where the physician neither directed nor ratified the act.
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