Update on State Medical Malpractice Wars: Part I

Bitterman, Robert
July 2010
ED Legal Letter;Jul2010, Vol. 21 Issue 7, p73
The article discusses court cases on medical malpractice. In Georgia, a case filed by Mr. Jackson benefited from the Georgia Tort Reform Act and won him 1.5 million U.S. dollars in non-economic damages. In Missouri, the Klotz v. St. Anthony's Medical Center highlighted that the Missouri Constitution do not honor retroactive laws hence the high court ruling of reduced non-economic damages do not apply to the case. According to the article, the acceptance of tort reforms have been varied and arguments will continue without federal directives.


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