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The status of Tort Reform and Non-Economic Damage Caps in Florida

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What is the current status of tort reform in Florida regarding medical malpractice lawsuits?  The Supreme Court in Florida is about to decide on Medical Malpractice Caps in the state.  The case currently being evaluated (Evette MccAll v. United States of America S11-1145) was recently presented to the top court in Florida and oral arguments were given on both sides.  The case challenges the law that was enacted in Florida in 2003 which caps non-economic…

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Tort Reform, Medical Malpractice Caps and Options for Physicians in Oklahoma

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Responding to continually increasing premiums in the 1990’s and early 2000’s, many stated enacted tort reform laws imposing limits on non-economic damages believing that exorbitant jury awards were the cause of increasing insurance premiums for physicians, and the imposition of caps on awards would thwart the growing medical malpractice insurance crisis. By 2006, 32 states had enacted some form of tort reform.  Oklahoma re-initiated tort reform in 2009 after previous attempts in the early 2000’s…

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