Medical Malpractice Won't Be Focus Of Trump Tort Reform

By Y. Peter Kang (December 5, 2016, 4:41 PM EST) -- Two days after the election of Donald Trump as president, the American Tort Reform Association declared the plaintiffs bar to be the election's "biggest loser," but medical malpractice suits are unlikely to be a top priority for the Trump administration's tort reform agenda, and many attorneys question whether there is a federal solution.

Some pundits have opined that the Trump administration will push for national tort reform and by extension attempt to discourage medical malpractice lawsuits by imposing lower caps on noneconomic damages and enacting "loser pays" laws to discourage frivolous suits.

But medical malpractice attorneys were far less optimistic, with...

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