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State of Missouri overturns law capping medical malpractice suit damages

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Earlier this week, Missouri’s supreme court has struck down a law that placed a $350,000  limit the noneconomic damages victims of medical malpractice could receive as a result of a lawsuit.

The law was put into effect in 2005 to combat rising malpractice insurance rates that had physicians fleeing Missouri.

However, Missouri’s high court declared the law to be in violation of the state’s constitution because it detracted from a jury’s power to assess facts and damages. In Missouri, a person’s right to a trial by jury is “inviolable.” The law was overturned in a 4-3 decision.

If you have been hurt as a result of neglectful medical care, such as a doctor’s failure to inform you of the risks of a surgical procedure, contact the medical malpractice attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.