SB 583 Changes the evidentiary standard for noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases
Sponsor: Dixon
LR Number: 4399S.01I Fiscal Note available
Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 3/26/2014 - Motion to vote bill do pass failed S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2014

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SB 583 - Currently, in medical malpractice cases plaintiffs are required to prove noneconomic damages by a preponderance of the evidence. This act changes the evidentiary standard for noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases to clear and convincing.

This act is substantially similar to SB 64 (2013).

JESSICA BAKER