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Proposed U.S. Legislation Would Limit Damages in Medical Malpractice Actions

Published January 21, 2009 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

The National Center for State Courts reports that U.S. Senator John Ensign from Nevada has just introduced the Medical Care Access Protection Act of 2009, which, if passed, would dramatically change medical malpractice litigation.

The bill would reduce noneconomic jury verdicts in state and federal courts to $250,000 if one health care provider is sued, regardless of the number of plaintiffs. That award would increase to $500,000 when multiple health care providers were being sued.

At Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney, we have extensive experience with medical malpractice claims, which are one of the most difficult areas of litigation, since the negligent action must be documented and proven within specific guidelines. Only a skilled medical malpractice attorney has the experience and resources to thoroughly investigate and prosecute your case. If you feel that you or a loved one in the Rochester, NY office has suffered due to medical malpractice, call us at 1-800-TALK-LAW (1-800-825-5529) or contact us via our online contact form. All calls and inquiries are responded to the same day, usually within one hour. There is no case-review cost.

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