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Medical Liability Reform Legislation Introduced

On Dec. 15, 2022, Reps. Lou Correa (D-Calif.) and Richard Hudson (R-N.C.) introduced medical liability reform legislation — the Accessible Care by Curbing Excessive LawSuitS (ACCESS) Act (H.R. 9584). Among other things, the bill would:

  • Cap non-economic damages at $250,000;
  • Limit attorney fees so that damage awards go to the patients in need;
  • Provide for the full and unlimited recovery of economic damages; and
  • Allow for the periodic payment of damages.

The Health Coalition on Liability and Access, of which Katie O. Orrico, Esq., AANS/CNS senior vice president for health policy and advocacy is vice president, issued a press release expressing support for the bill.

Click here to read the press release.