TORT REFORM AND MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
How Does Tort Reform Affect a Medical Malpractice Claim?
Tort reform refers to regulations inside the civil justice system which
place limits on the amount of compensation a plaintiff can seek as part
of a personal injury or medical malpractice claim.
Individuals who may support tort reform often include:
- Healthcare Providers
- Healthcare Facilities
- Insurance Companies
Connecticut Medical Malpractice Reform
In Connecticut, potential damages resulting from personal injury claims
are classified into one of 2 categories:
Economic Damages: These damages apply to actual losses including medical bills, rehabilitation
costs, and lost wages.
Non-Economic Damages: These damages apply to pain and suffering, emotional distress, and losses
in quality of life.
In the state of Connecticut, many physicians seek a cap on non-economic
damages in medical malpractice claims. A cap on damages would limit the
amount of compensation an injury victim could collect in a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Physicians may seek to limit these damages because they cannot effectively
be quantified and may add considerably to the total amount of losses an
injured person may claim.
Tort reform can limit your ability to collect fair compensation for your
injuries. At Carter Mario Law Firm, we will fight for the full amount
of damages you are owed for your injuries — whether those damages
are economic or non-economic.
If you have suffered serious injuries caused by
medical malpractice, trust Carter Mario Law Firm to help.
Contact our team today at
(203) 806-9256 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.