Thursday, March 10, 2016

Indiana House Judiciary Committee approves increase to med mal damages cap -- UPDATED: Legislature approves cap increase, with one important change

Good news for victims of medical malpractice in Indiana....  The House Judiciary Committee, 11-1, approved a $400,000 increase in the med mal cap, to a total of $1.65M.  It would gradually increase every 4 years until 2031, with a final cap of $2.25M.  The bill now goes to the full House, but may have trouble in the Senate. The TortsProf blog has a link to the story here.  Of course, the bill will have to be adopted by the state legislature and then signed into law.  It is not clear how easy that will be...  Stay tuned.

UPDATE 3/10/16:  The Indiana House of Representatives approved the proposed increase in the med mal cap from $1.25M to $1.8M by 2019.  However, unlike the Judiciary Committee's proposal, there are no further increases.  The Senate later approved the bill 49 to 0.  Now the bill goes to the Governor.

Thanks to the TortsProf blog for the update.

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