The Supreme Court of West Virginia has upheld a $500,000 malpractice cap on pain and suffering damages. The cap was put in place by a 2003 law that was designed to address growing malpractice judgements.
Supporters of malpractice caps state that the caps are necessary to ensure that doctors are not pushed out of the profession by growing malpractice insurance costs. Opponents state that malpractice caps limit victims of egregious actions from obtaining appropriate compensation.
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Source: Charleston Daily Mail