Medical Malpractice Noneconomic Caps Unconstitutional
The constitutionality and efficacy of medical malpractice damage caps has been a subject of controversy for many years. In 2012, the Supreme Court of Missouri struck down the cap on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice claims in \Natt.s \/. Lester E. Cox Medical Centers^ because the cap violated the right to trial by jury protected by the Missouri Constitution.'' This article first recognizes the adoption of med-mal caps, explores the evolution of constitutional arguments regarding med-mal caps, and then finally discusses whether a rational basis exists for the caps and whether the caps otherwise constitute good public policy.
Miller, Carol J., and Joseph Weidhaas. Medical Malpractice Noneconomic Caps Unconstitutional." J. MO. B. 69 (2013): 344-350."
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