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Texas medical malpractice caps do not increase patient care

Texas law limits damages in a medical malpractice lawsuit to $500,000. Despite this cap, doctors are still shying away from emergency on-call duty due to malpractice costs because their insurance has not declined and patients are feeling the effects.

For example, San Antonio is a city with outstanding medical resources and top ranked trauma centers. Yet they are consistently transferring their critically ill patients to smaller cities. At least two people have died as a result of delayed care! Hospitals routinely close their doors to medical emergencies, because of lack of intensive care beds or low staffing issues.

Once again, medical malpractice caps only really work to limit justice.

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