CCAGW Annual Ratings

Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Limitation – Passage


Passage of the bill that would limit to $250,000 the non-economic damages that can be awarded in a medical malpractice lawsuit in which the plaintiff's health care was paid for in whole or in part via a federal program, subsidy or tax benefit, and would establish a statute of limitations for initiating such lawsuits of either three years following the plaintiff's injury, or one year after the plaintiff discovers such injury, whichever occurs first. The bill would also prohibit a health care provider that prescribes or dispenses a FDA-approved medical product from being named as a party in either a product liability lawsuit involving the product or a class action lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor or seller of such product.

Vote Number: 
House Vote 337
Bill Number: 
HR 1215
CCAGW Position: 
Vote Results: 
Passed 218-210 : R 218-19; D 0-191