Noneconomic Damages Limit Ruled Unconstitutional

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

A unanimous Georgia Supreme Court on Monday struck down limits on jury awards in medical malpractice cases, the cornerstone of the state’s sweeping 2005 tort reform law.

The state high court determined that a $350,000 cap on noneconomic damages, which includes compensation for a plaintiff’s pain and suffering, violates the right to a jury trial as guaranteed under the Georgia Constitution.

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