Federal judge finds fault with Miss. tort caps; still upholds ruling

A federal judge has upheld Mississippi’s cap of $500,000 on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases.

The ruling came in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a woman and her unborn baby who died after being denied potential lifesaving treatment at a hospital on the Choctaw Reservation in Neshoba County.

U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves applied the caps in the case, finding that his hands were tied and the Mississippi Supreme Court likely would find the caps constitutional.

Clarion Ledger
6/23/13