Friday, June 24, 2011

West Virginia Court Upholds Limit on Pain & Suffering Awards in Medical Liability Lawsuits

West Virginia’s Supreme Court recently reaffirmed the constitutionality of the state's cap on awards for pain and suffering in medical liability lawsuits. Interestingly, the opinion closely tracks a brief filed in the case by the West Virginia Medical Association, the West Virginina Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Association and many other allied doctor and hospital groups. You can read the opinion here.  You can read the brief here.

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