medical malpractice http://kbia.org en Missouri House backs limits on medical malpractice http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-backs-limits-medical-malpractice <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Missouri House has approved legislation that seeks to reinstate limits on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits.</p><p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 13:52:43 +0000 Associated Press 49148 at http://kbia.org Missouri House backs limits on medical malpractice House Speaker Jones Makes Medical Malpractice Caps A Top Priority For 2014 http://kbia.org/post/house-speaker-jones-makes-medical-malpractice-caps-top-priority-2014 The speaker of the Missouri House is pushing lawmakers to restore caps on damages in medical malpractice lawsuits.<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.&#160; But that cap was tossed out in 2012 by the Missouri Supreme Court. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 15:18:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 46786 at http://kbia.org House Speaker Jones Makes Medical Malpractice Caps A Top Priority For 2014 Mo. lawmakers will try to limit medical lawsuits http://kbia.org/post/mo-lawmakers-will-try-limit-medical-lawsuits <p></p><p>Missouri&nbsp;lawmakers plan to try again to limit how much money people can receive in medical malpractice lawsuits.</p><p>Missouri&nbsp;House Speaker Tim Jones says the liability limits are a priority for the 2014 session. And Rep. Eric Burlison, of Springfield, already is promoting a bill.</p><p>Republican lawmakers want to reinstate a $350,000 limit on noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering that was struck down by the&nbsp;Missouri&nbsp;Supreme Court in July 2012.</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 22:57:45 +0000 Associated Press 45372 at http://kbia.org Mo. lawmakers will try to limit medical lawsuits Pre-filed legislation would restore cap on damages in medical malpractice lawsuits http://kbia.org/post/pre-filed-legislation-would-restore-cap-damages-medical-malpractice-lawsuits <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Republican legislators in Missouri will try again next year to restore caps on damages awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits.</span></p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 14:26:49 +0000 Marshall Griffin 45224 at http://kbia.org Debate stalls on Mo. liability limits legislation http://kbia.org/post/debate-stalls-mo-liability-limits-legislation <p>Debate has stalled in the Missouri Senate over legislation that would reinstate a limit on certain damages in medical malpractice lawsuits. The state Supreme Court struck down the previous cap. Wed, 01 May 2013 22:18:59 +0000 Associated Press 33010 at http://kbia.org Debate stalls on Mo. liability limits legislation Medical Malpractice Cap Restoration Bill May Not Survive 2013 Session http://kbia.org/post/medical-malpractice-cap-restoration-bill-may-not-survive-2013-session Efforts in Missouri to restore caps on non-economic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits are in limbo.<p>The <a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=27">Missouri Supreme Court </a>ruled last year that the state’s $350,000 cap was unconstitutional and by design denied injured patients the right to a jury trial.&#160;&#160;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB112&#38;year=2013&#38;code=R">House Bill 112</a>, passed by the <a href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri&#160;House </a>back in March, would restore&#160;the cap while placing the right to sue in written state statut Wed, 01 May 2013 18:25:37 +0000 Marshall Griffin 32982 at http://kbia.org Medical Malpractice Cap Restoration Bill May Not Survive 2013 Session Missouri House seeks to limit medical liability http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-seeks-limit-medical-liability <p>The Missouri has approved legislation seeking to reinstate a cap on some damages in medical malpractice lawsuits after the state Supreme Court struck down the existing limit. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 21:56:42 +0000 Associated Press 31158 at http://kbia.org Missouri House seeks to limit medical liability Mo. House panel considers medical liability limits http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-panel-considers-medical-liability-limits <p>Several doctors testified before a Missouri House committee today, urging lawmakers to reinstate liability limits for medical malpractice cases. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 23:54:24 +0000 Person: Associated Press 28862 at http://kbia.org Mo. House panel considers medical liability limits Newscast for July 31, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-july-31-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA&nbsp;newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Mo. Supreme Court throws out caps on medical malpractice</li><li>State Supreme Court upholds fiscal notes for ballot initiatives</li><li>USDA releases crops progress report</li><li>Columbia Airport adds flights to Atlanta</li></ul> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 23:05:23 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 18524 at http://kbia.org 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