tort reform http://kbia.org en Mo. Supreme Court throws out caps on medical malpractice http://kbia.org/post/mo-supreme-court-throws-out-caps-medical-malpractice <strong>Updated 4:33 p.m.</strong> <em>with reporting by KCUR&#39;s Elana&nbsp;Gordon.</em><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>A jury had previously awarded Watts over $1 million in non-economic damages for the injuries, but state legislation enacted the year before, li Tue, 31 Jul 2012 22:14:53 +0000 Elana Gordon 18522 at http://kbia.org Mo. Supreme Court throws out caps on medical malpractice