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Politics
7:52 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Missouri House backs limits on medical malpractice

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The Missouri House has approved legislation that seeks to reinstate limits on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits.

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Politics
9:18 am
Fri January 17, 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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Originally published on Fri January 17, 2014 5:53 pm

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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Politics
4:57 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Mo. lawmakers will try to limit medical lawsuits

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Missouri lawmakers plan to try again to limit how much money people can receive in medical malpractice lawsuits.

Missouri 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.

Republican lawmakers want to reinstate a $350,000 limit on noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering that was struck down by the Missouri Supreme Court in July 2012.

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Health
8:26 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Pre-filed legislation would restore cap on damages in medical malpractice lawsuits

Republican legislators in Missouri will try again next year to restore caps on damages awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits.

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Politics
5:18 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Debate stalls on Mo. liability limits legislation

Missouri Statehouse in Jefferson City
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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.

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Politics
1:25 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Medical Malpractice Cap Restoration Bill May Not Survive 2013 Session

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Originally published on Wed May 1, 2013 12:16 pm

Efforts in Missouri to restore caps on non-economic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits are in limbo.

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Politics
4:56 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Missouri House seeks to limit medical liability

Lawmakers hope to avoid a constitutional challenge with new limits on medical malpractice lawsuits.
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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.

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Politics
5:54 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Mo. House panel considers medical liability limits

Missouri State Capitol
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Several doctors testified before a Missouri House committee today, urging lawmakers to reinstate liability limits for medical malpractice cases.

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PM Newscasts
6:05 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Newscast for July 31, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Mo. Supreme Court throws out caps on medical malpractice
  • State Supreme Court upholds fiscal notes for ballot initiatives
  • USDA releases crops progress report
  • Columbia Airport adds flights to Atlanta
Politics
5:14 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Mo. Supreme Court throws out caps on medical malpractice

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Originally published on Wed August 1, 2012 7:23 am

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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