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Tort Reform

The throngs of doctors protesting high medical malpractice insurance premiums have brought attention to their plight and, as a result, the contention of many doctors that huge jury awards in medical malpractice cases are the cause of these lofty premiums. This is simply one of the factors that has fueled a growing movement in state legislatures and in Congress to cap jury awards or otherwise reform the tort system.

Please use the resources on this page to track the issue of tort reform as it progresses both nationally and in the states.