House Votes To Limit Damages From Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
House votes to limit damages from medical malpractice lawsuits
The House passed legislation on Wednesday to limit damages from medical malpractice lawsuits as part of the GOP effort to reform the healthcare system.
Republicans passed the bill with few votes to spare in a 218-210 roll call vote. A total of 19 GOP lawmakers from both the centrist and most conservative wings of the party voted against the bill, as did all House Democrats.
The bill would cap noneconomic damages, such as emotional suffering, to $250,000. The bill would also establish a three-year statute of limitations after an injury, or one year after the discovery of an injury.
The provisions …