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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 5229

 

January Session, 2013

 

LCO No. 679

   

Referred to Committee on JUDICIARY

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING AWARDS OF NONECONOMIC DAMAGES 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 institution per event, and (3) seven hundred fifty thousand dollars overall for each event.

Statement of Purpose:

To limit awards of noneconomic damages in medical malpractice actions.