Louisiana Appeals Court rules $500,000 malpractice cap unconstitutional

The Louisiana Appeals Court ruled that the $500,000 cap on medical malpractice lawsuit damages was unconstitutional because it does not provide an adequate remedy to patients. The cap was imposed in 1975 and a $500,000 reward at that time would be worth only $160,000 today. Now, the Louisiana Supreme Court is set to hear the medical malpractice lawsuit.
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