Nevada rethinks caps

by • May 1, 2009 • UncategorizedComments Off on Nevada rethinks caps1663

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The Nevada Assembly in late April passed a bill that would abolish the state’s medical malpractice cap of $350,000 for non-economic damages in cases of “gross negligence,” according to The Las Vegas Sun.
Voters passed the cap in 2004, but a recent hepatitis C outbreak (allegedly caused by sloppy needle handling by a clinic) has turned public opinion. The bill also adds a year to the statute of limitations for med mal actions.

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