The Missouri Supreme Court overturned its medical malpractice noneconomic damage cap on Tuesday with a 4-3 vote. The members of the Supreme Court determined that the amount of noneconomic damages that can be awarded in a malpractice case should be determined solely by the residing jury.
The court case that brought about this decision involved a birth injury lawsuit regarding a child who was born with severe brain damage due to a medical student’s negligence.
The original noneconomic damage cap that was in place was $350,000. Noneconomic damages involve mental anguish, pain, and emotional trauma, among other things.
If medical malpractice has left you or someone you know with injuries, please contact the medical malpractice lawyers of the Abel Law Firm by calling 405-239-7046 today.