Congress considers alternates to capping malpractice awards

September 1, 2006

Since 1995, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation eight times to cap noneconomic damage awards in malpractice cases to $250,000. Each time, the bills were shot down in the Senate. As a result, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health pledged to work together to develop new solutions to medical malpractice reform, according to American Health Line (7/14/2006).