medical malpractice

Medical Malpractice
5:39 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

House Speaker Jones Makes Medical Malpractice Caps A Top Priority For 2014

Mo. House Speaker Tim Jones, R-Eureka, at a press conference Thursday in Jefferson City, announcing that restoring caps on medical malpractice damages will be a top priority in 2014.
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The speaker of the Missouri House is pushing lawmakers to restore caps on damages in medical malpractice lawsuits.

A 2005 Missouri law created a $350,000 cap on non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering.  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.

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Medical Malpractice
5:14 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Pre-Filed Bill Would Restore Caps On Medical Malpractice Damages

A doctor's stethoscope
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Republican lawmakers in Missouri will try again next year to restore caps on damages awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits.

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Medical Malpractice Damages
4:35 am
Wed May 1, 2013

Medical Malpractice Cap Restoration Bill May Not Survive 2013 Session

A doctor's stethoscope
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Efforts in Missouri to restore caps on non-economic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits are in limbo.

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Medical Malpractice Damages
8:22 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Mo. House Passes Bill To Restore Medical Malpractice Damage Caps

A doctor's stethoscope
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The Missouri House has passed legislation that would restore caps on damages in medical malpractice lawsuits.

The law that put the caps in place was tossed out last year by the Missouri Supreme CourtState Representative Mike Colona (D, St. Louis) spoke against restoring medical malpractice damage caps during floor debate.

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Missouri Supreme Court
6:55 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Roundup: Mo. Supreme Court rules on smorgasbord of issues

Thirteen people have applied to fill a vacancy on the Missouri Supreme Court.
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Well, the Missouri Supreme Court has certainly done its part for the news cycle today with an array of decisions.

Here's a quick taste of what happened, and links to our separate stories so you can dig in to find out more about each.

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Malpractice reform
2:26 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Mo. Supreme Court throws out caps on medical malpractice

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Updated 4:33 p.m. with reporting by KCUR's Elana Gordon.

Missouri’s Supreme Court has effectively overturned state caps on non-economic damages that can be awarded in medical malpractice cases.  The court ruled today in favor of Deborah Watts, who filed suit against Cox Medical Centers in Springfield for injuries her son suffered at birth in 2006.

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