One of the most controversial elements of Governor Bill Haslam’s tort reform bill is the imposition of caps on non-economic damages. But the bill sponsors say the newest draft of the measure re-configures those caps.
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Tennessee business executives showed up at the state Capitol Wednesday to lobby for Governor Bill Haslam’s tort reform legislation. Opponents also turned up the volume.
Governor Bill Haslam has re-opened the issue of tort reform by proposing to limit the amount of damages an injured person can receive in a civil lawsuit. The governor is framing the issue from a manufacturers point of view, but it is the medical industry that has led this fight for more than a decade.
A recent survey of Tennessee doctors shows they’ve noticed it’s more difficult for patients to file medical malpractice claims against them. But the doctors still want more change.
The number of medical malpractice cases filed in Tennessee has dropped 60% this year. The steep decline in lawsuits stems from two new screening requirements.