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Lawmakers are Seeking Lawsuit Award Caps

Republican lawmakers in Missouri are attempting to place caps on the amount plaintiffs can receive in medical malpractice and civil injury lawsuits. The Missouri Supreme Court has previously declared the caps unconstitutional in 2012 and punitive damages caps were also removed last September, but lawmakers are pushing the issue again at an upcoming session. In the past, similar bills have passed the House but failed in the Senate.

Lawmakers who are in favor of the award cap are concerned for health insurance companies and health providers. They believe insurance premiums and healthcare expenses increase as a result of these lawsuits. Those opposing the bill believe it undermines the victims' rights and only benefits providers while hurting those already injured. Arguing that medical malpractice lawsuits seek justice by holding providers accountable for those who they harmed.

The knowledgeable St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have more than a century of combined experience, and an outstanding proven track record of success with medical malpractice cases. Likewise, our attorneys understand that you and your family's safety is a top priority, and will vehemently fight to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. Please contact our office as soon as possible regarding your medical malpractice case, so we can put our skill and expertise to work for you. Please contact us at (314) 300-3000 or (800) 391-4318 for a no-obligation assessment.

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