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Federal Medical Malpractice "Reform" Back on Table

Once again Congress is considering legislation to cap non-economic damages and reduce attorneys fees in medical malpractice cases. The proposed bill would cap non-economic damages at $250,000 and empower judges to reduce attorneys fees. The bill, entitled “Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of 2016,” is currently in the House Judiciary Committee for mark up before it is brought to floor of the House for a vote. Proponents of medical malpractice "reform" contend that limiting the rights of patients is necessary to (1) assure that doctors are available throughout the United States instead of being concentrated in states where they can afford malpractice covera

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