The House Judiciary Committee April 17 began considering legislation (H.R. 5) that would cap medical malpractice awards, as part of its plan to find savings under the budget proposal the House passed in March.
The Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare Act of 2012 would create federal rules for medical malpractice cases, including a $250,000 cap on noneconomic damages. The markup is expected to conclude April 18.
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