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Monday, May 12, 2008

OPPONENTS REVEAL PLANS TO WEAKEN CAPS

Texas trial lawyers laid out their antitort reform agenda to the Texas Senate State Affairs Committee. In addition to taking another shot at relaxing liability protections for emergency medical care, the plaintiffs bar told the committee that they want to:

  • Increase the $250,000 cap on noneconomic damages for physicians in a liability case,

  • Tie the level of the cap to inflation,

  • Have the cap apply to each defendant in a case, and

  • Require physicians to carry minimum levels of liability insurance coverage.


TMA, TAPA, and our allies are committed to holding the line on our 2003 reforms, which have boosted patients’ access to high-quality health care and drastically reduced physicians’ liability premiums.

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