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ABA opposes federal bill that would impose caps in med-mal cases

Thursday, June 15, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Zach Zuber
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The ABA on Monday sent a letter to House lawmakers urging a no vote on a bill that imposes a federal cap of $250,000 on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases.

The letter says Congress should not substitute its judgment for that of the states, which are “the repositories of experience and expertise” in matters involving medical liability and insurance.

The bill, known as the Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017, also would eliminate joint and several liability and would authorize courts to reduce contingent fees. The ABA opposes those provisions as well.

Read more in this article from the ABA Journal.

From the Iowa Lawyer Weekly