After a couple of false starts, H.R. 1215, the Protecting Access to Care Act, is going to the House floor this week. This massive medical malpractice bill also applies to nursing home and drug and device cases. The bill caps non-economic damages at $250,000, eliminates joint liability for economic and non-economic loss, caps attorney fees, has a restrictive statute of limitations and says that a doctor and a pharmaceutical company cannot be named in the same lawsuit. The bill is very preemptive. It applies these limits regardless of the number of parties, the causes of action, or the theory of liability, so the cap applies to intentional torts or other sorts of reckless misconduct.
The debate on this bill will begin on Tuesday, with vote on final passage scheduled for Wednesday.
Help us defeat H.R. 1215 by going to Take Justice Back. You can easily write and call your members of Congress by visiting www.takejusticeback.com/protectpatients. Thank you for your help and support as we fight to defeat H.R. 1215. Please let us know if you have any questions.
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