Nevada Supreme Court Ruling on State’s Medical Malpractice Law

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Nevada Supreme Court Building
Nevada Supreme Court Building

Thursday, October 1, 2015, the Nevada Supreme Court upheld the following provisions of the state’s medical malpractice law:

1. The $350,000 cap on non-economic damages is, in fact, constitutional.
2. The state statute in question does not violate a plaintiff’s constitutional right to trial by jury.

The Supreme Court also overturned the following:

1. lower court determination that the $350,000 cap applied separately to each plaintiff and defendant
2. finding by Clark County District Judge Jerry Wiese that said the tort reform law applied only to professional negligence and not to medical malpractice

Read more about the Nevada Supreme Court rulings on medical malpractice law here.