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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 5760

 

January Session, 2011

 

LCO No. 266

   

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. SHABAN, 135th Dist.

REP. CARTER, 2nd Dist.

 

AN ACT LIMITING NONECONOMIC DAMAGE AWARDS IN MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ACTIONS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That section 52-572h of the general statutes be amended to limit recovery of noneconomic damages resulting from personal injury or wrongful death, whether in tort or in contract, when it is alleged that such injury or death resulted from the professional negligence of a health care provider or health care institution, or both, in the medical diagnosis, care or treatment of the claimant, to not more than (1) two hundred fifty thousand dollars for each health care provider per event, (2) two hundred fifty thousand dollars for each health care facility per event, and (3) seven hundred fifty thousand dollars overall for each event.

Statement of Purpose:

To limit noneconomic damage awards in medical malpractice actions.