medical malpractice http://news.stlpublicradio.org en House Speaker Jones Makes Medical Malpractice Caps A Top Priority For 2014 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/house-speaker-jones-makes-medical-malpractice-caps-top-priority-2014 <p>The speaker of the Missouri House is pushing lawmakers to restore caps on damages in medical malpractice lawsuits.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A 2005 Missouri law created a $350,000 cap on non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering.&nbsp; But that cap was tossed out in 2012 by the Missouri Supreme Court. House Speaker Tim Jones, R-Eureka, surrounded by a group of medical professionals and lawmakers Thursday in Jefferson City, said restoring the caps will be one of his top priorities this year.</span></p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 23:39:02 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33070 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org House Speaker Jones Makes Medical Malpractice Caps A Top Priority For 2014 Pre-Filed Bill Would Restore Caps On Medical Malpractice Damages http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/pre-filed-bill-would-restore-caps-medical-malpractice-damages <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Republican lawmakers in Missouri will try again next year to restore caps on damages awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits.</span></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 23:14:47 +0000 Marshall Griffin 32210 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Pre-Filed Bill Would Restore Caps On Medical Malpractice Damages Medical Malpractice Cap Restoration Bill May Not Survive 2013 Session http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/medical-malpractice-cap-restoration-bill-may-not-survive-2013-session <p>Efforts in Missouri to restore caps on non-economic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits are in limbo.</p> Wed, 01 May 2013 09:35:32 +0000 Marshall Griffin 25968 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Medical Malpractice Cap Restoration Bill May Not Survive 2013 Session Mo. House Passes Bill To Restore Medical Malpractice Damage Caps http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-passes-bill-restore-medical-malpractice-damage-caps <p>The <a href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</a> has passed legislation that would restore caps on damages in medical malpractice lawsuits.</p><p>The law that put the caps in place was tossed out&nbsp;last year&nbsp;by the <a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=27">Missouri Supreme Court</a>.&nbsp; <a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2013&amp;district=080">State Representative Mike Colona</a> (D, St. Louis) spoke against restoring medical malpractice damage caps during floor debate.</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 01:22:46 +0000 Marshall Griffin 24938 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House Passes Bill To Restore Medical Malpractice Damage Caps Roundup: Mo. Supreme Court rules on smorgasbord of issues http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/roundup-mo-supreme-court-rules-smorgasbord-issues <p>Well, the Missouri Supreme Court has certainly done its part for the news cycle today with an array of decisions.</p><p>Here&#39;s a quick taste of what happened, and links to our separate stories so you can dig in to find out more about each.</p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 23:55:27 +0000 Kelsey Proud 4219 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Roundup: Mo. Supreme Court rules on smorgasbord of issues Mo. Supreme Court throws out caps on medical malpractice http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-supreme-court-throws-out-caps-medical-malpractice <p></p><p><strong>Updated 4:33 p.m.</strong> <em>with reporting by KCUR&#39;s Elana&nbsp;Gordon.</em></p><p>Missouri&rsquo;s Supreme Court has effectively overturned state caps on non-economic damages that can be awarded in medical malpractice cases.&nbsp; The court <a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/file.jsp?id=55761">ruled today </a>in favor of Deborah Watts, who filed suit against Cox Medical Centers in Springfield for injuries her son suffered at birth in 2006.</p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 19:26:35 +0000 KCUR 4216 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Supreme Court throws out caps on medical malpractice