Medical Liability Limits and Reform

Resolution and Position Statements
March 1, 2010

Policy C10

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that AMDA re-affirms its position to continue to advocate for $250,000 caps on non-economic damages and $250,000 caps on punitive damages with a clear and convincing standard of proof to award punitive damages;

AND THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that AMDA continue to work with other stakeholders including the American Medical Association and Health Coalition on Liability and Access to support legislation that promotes alternative forms of liability reform, including but not limited to mediation, health courts, early compensation offers for medical injuries, certifications of merit, arbitration, apology legislation, and expert qualification.