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Two Important Developments in Patient Rights Involving Medical Malpractice Cases

Posted by Peter Heed on April 08, 2014

The Florida Supreme Court has ruled unconstitutional placing limits on damage awards given to families of patients who died as a result of medical errors. 

In Kansas, the state legislature has approved a measure that would increase the cap on damages a patient is able to receive as a result of medical malpractice. SB 311 aims to gradually increase the limit on damages that can be awarded for pain and suffering in cases of medical malpractice to $350,000 by 2022. The more than 25-year-old statute now caps those awards at $250,000.

Both developments may signal a pro-patient trend regarding justice issues and medical malpractice.

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