Category archive: Medical Malpractice

The Ever-Changing Caps on Non-Economic Damages for Medical Malpractice Cases in Missouri

From the inception of an initial pleading until the final word of closing arguments, attorneys constantly assess, reassess, and re-reassess the “value” of their case based on each new piece of information that is introduced. While the term “value” can have any number of meanings (final ownership of a patent, full custody of a child,…

Missouri State Senate Approves New Medical Malpractice Non-economic Damage Cap

After several years of debate, the Missouri State Senate on March 11, 2015, voted to increase the non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases. In a bipartisan compromise, State Senators agreed to statutory language to reinstate medical malpractice caps. The caps proposed by the Senate would be $400,000 in most cases. In catastrophic injury cases (defined…

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