Raise $500,000 cap on Louisiana medical malpractice damages? Not so fast, legislators say

By Rose Velazquez

BATON ROUGE — A pair of bills to increase the $500,000 cap on economic damages in Louisiana medical malpractice cases prompted the House Civil Law and Procedure Committee on Thursday (April 13) to seek an “all-encompassing look” at the state’s laws governing malpractice. That puts both¬†measures on hold for the Legislature’s 2017 regular session.

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