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Capitol Report: The Need for Tort Reform

Posted By Janna On October 4, 2013 @ 4:32 pm In Opinion | No Comments

by State Sen. Brad Lager

In 2005, the Missouri General Assembly passed, and the Governor signed, legislation lowering the cap for “non-economic damages” in medical malpractice awards. This action, which brought Missouri‚Äôs caps closer to surrounding states’, was taken to help stabilize the skyrocketing cost for medical malpractice insurance. These costs had become so expensive in Missouri that we were actually seeing healthcare providers leaving our state and opening their

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