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MO House Passes Lawsuit Limits

By AP/KWMU

Jefferson City, MO – The Missouri House sent legislation to the Senate Thursday that limits personal-injury lawsuits in Missouri.

Supporters say it will help stem the rising cost of malpractice insurance for doctors.

They the limits will help insurance companies lower their premiums, allowing doctors to continue practicing in Missouri.

Mostly Democrats opposed the bill, saying it puts a price on human life. They also questioned whether it would really lower doctors' premiums.

Some doctors have been leaving the state because of high malpractice insurance premiums.

Some parts of the bill are tailored to address medical malpractice. But, in general, it would restrict all personal-injury lawsuits.

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