It seems the $8.5 million verdict awarded to Jessica Greenfield in a medical malpractice lawsuit last week has sparked another push at attempts to cap awards on pain and suffereing.
The Wisconsin Medical Society is supporting the push for caps and giving the standard lines about doctors being forced out of the state due to high med-mal insurance premiums. However, study after study continues to question the link between tort reform and insurance premiums. Just this week, Evan Schaeffer at Legal Underground reported on another medical malpractice study released – this one by the Cato Institute. Evan has a couple of great tort reform sections on his site.