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House Passes Tort Reform Bill To Cap Med Mal Damages

Law360, Los Angeles (June 28, 2017, 9:07 PM EDT) -- In a razor-thin vote, the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a tort reform bill that would impose a nationwide cap on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases and would institute several other measures purportedly designed to lower health care costs.

H.R. 1215, the Protecting Access to Care Act, was passed in a 218-210 tally that was split sharply along party lines, save for 19 GOP members who voted against the bill. If approved, the legislation would install a $250,000 limit on noneconomic damages such...
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