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  • Do medical malpractice premiums go up and doctors flee when damages caps are lifted? Wednesday, September 3, 2014 � by jg

    Despite the dire warnings of medical groups, the answers are “no” and “no,” based on recent experiences in Illinois, Georgia and Missouri.

  • A look at the claim that raising the MICRA cap would add $10 BILLION a year to California health care costs Friday, November 1, 2013 � by jg

    The claim by opponents of modifying the cap on compensation to victims of medical harm is riddled with flaws. Here are the details.

  • Where’s the evidence that doctors flock to states with caps on medical malpractice damage awards? Monday, December 3, 2012 � by jg

    The latest numbers show there are 22% more doctors per capita in states that don’t limit compensation for those harmed by medical negligence than in states like California that have such caps.

  • Who’s been hurt by Texas medical malpractice “reform”? Friday, April 27, 2012 � by jg

    KDFW-TV, Dallas-Fort Worth: Texas’ cap on damage awards to victims of medical negligence “means people who don’t work, like the elderly, babies and stay-at-home parents are limited even if they win a malpractice lawsuit.”

  • Cap on damage awards declared unconstitutional in Mississippi Tuesday, April 24, 2012 � by jg

    Associated Press: A judge declared the statutory cap on non-economic damages unconstitutional because “the rights of a person to a remedy for an injury and to have that decided by a jury include the assessment of damages.”

  • Virginia legislators vote to increase caps on damage awards to medical negligence victims Friday, February 25, 2011 � by jg

    Washington Post: The cap on non-economic damages would rise from $2 million to $2.95 million over the next 20 years under a bill that’s been sent to Virginia’s governor.

  • What the “evidence” of “frivolous” medical malpractice lawsuits really says Friday, February 11, 2011 � by jg

    A Harvard School of Public Health study often cited as evidence of abundant “frivolous” suits actually found “portraits of a malpractice system that is stricken with frivolous litigation are overblown.”