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Malpractice ‘Caps’

By February 4, 2015March 28th, 2021No Comments

When a person is injured and “wins” a medical malpractice case, the money received helps pay for medical care.  A vicious cycle of money going back into the health care system that was the original cause.

If you can no longer work due to your injury you, will be compensated for lost wages.  If there were death or disfigurement, you could also be compensated for this. Unfortunately, many states have low caps or limits on compensation for certain injuries. “Caps” apply no matter the extent or misconduct of the hospital or the severity of the injury or loss.

When a state “caps”, politicians have decided how much you loss or injury is valued. Many researchers have examined the impact of caps according to the medical specialty.  Pediatrics, obstetrics, gynecology, and cardiology have all been had caps put on them. Caps take money out of people hands and into the pockets of insurance companies.