Tort reform

Recent Posts in Tort reform Category

  • Caps Preventing Injured From Receiving Help

    || 5-Nov-2014

    When a patient is injured by a doctor who messed something up, a medical malpractice claim can provide the patient the help they need to deal with the problem. However, the process of resolving a medical malpractice lawsuit can be very difficult. Kansas and Missouri have medical malpractice laws in place to provide resolutions for both the doctors and the patients. Kansas law is different from ...
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  • Is a Pet Worth More than the Property Value?

    || 11-Feb-2013

    In 2009, the Medlen family brought $80 to the veterinarian to get their dog back. When they arrived, they found out that the vet had accidently killed their Avery, their pet dog. The dog had been euthanized by accident. The family is understandably suing over this tragic incident. However, it appears that any damage award may be limited to next to nothing, because the dog was not worth anything as ...
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  • MO Dram Shop liability

    || 19-Sep-2011

    "Dram Shop" cases are drunk driving injury cases pursued by the injured party, or their surviving family as a wrongful death claim, against the bar or restaurant that may have over served the intoxicated driver that caused the car accident. Under Missouri Statute § 537.053 a Dram Shop case has three main elements to the cause of action: 1. The claim must be brought (1) "by or ...
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  • Unconstitutionality of Med Mal Damages Caps

    || 16-Sep-2011

    [Un]Constitutionality of caps Non-economic damages caps are controversial tort reforms to limit ( i.e. , "cap") damages for intangible harms such as severe pain, physical and emotional distress, disfigurement, loss of the enjoyment of life that an injury has caused, including sterility, loss of sexual organs, physical impairment and loss of a loved one, etc. These are, collectively, ...
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