Victims of medical malpractice are turning up the heat on state lawmakers as they continue the fight against limiting lawsuits for pain and suffering.
Many legislators want to cap so-called non-economic damages at $250,000 in an effort to bring down the skyrocketing cost of medical malpractice liability insurance.
At another rally at the capitol yesterday- opponents argued that 250-thousand dollars doesn't come close to reimbursing them for a loved one's death or major injury.
"Punish who needs to be punished, the ones killing and maiming people. And then maybe insurance rates won't be so climbing if you take away the people doing the maiming and the murdering,” says the victim’s mother, Patricia Vincent.
The House approved a medical malpractice reform bill that includes a $250,000 cap on pain and suffering awards. So far most senators have not supported caps.
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