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State Medical Malpractice Caps Under Fire
Health Leaders Media

The Florida Supreme Court’s ruling this spring invalidating that state’s 11-year-old cap on damages in medical malpractice suits marks the latest successful challenge to state laws across the nation that critics say enrich insurance companies but deny due process to grievously injured people.

“It is unfortunately a constant battle for victims of malpractice. This seems to go on in just about every state,” says Richard Levin, a medical malpractice attorney with the Chicago-based firm of Levin, Riback Law Group.