Law360 (Feb. 19, 2021, 9:40 p.m. EST) – A decision by the Missouri Supreme Court on the constitutionality of the state’s ceiling for noneconomic harm in malpractice cases will ultimately answer the question of whether lawmakers can replace longstanding common law with their own version say experts.
A lower appeals court ruled Tuesday that a dispute over Missouri’s $ 700,000 ceiling for noneconomic damage in malpractice cases involving catastrophic violation should be ruled by the state’s Supreme Court, as it poses a constitutional first-impression challenge .
The patient Maria del Carmen Ordinola Velazquez had successfully sued university doctors for negligent follow-up care that caused serious injuries. A jury awarded …
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