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Many states limit the damages available to medical malpractice plaintiffs, including Texas, where there are three relevant categories of medical malpractice damage caps:
Non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, are limited according to whether the defendant is a healthcare provider or a healthcare institution. For providers, non-economic damages for each plaintiff are limited to $250,000; for single healthcare institutions, non-economic damages for each plaintiff are limited to $250,000. If the judgment is rendered against more than one institution, each claimant is limited to $250,00 in non-economic damages per defendant, and each claimant may only recover $500,000 total. None of the caps are indexed for inflation.
Total Damages for Wrongful Death and Survival Actions
In wrongful death or survival actions against providers, each claimant is limited to $500,000 in total damages in 1977 dollars (approximately $1.8 million accounting for inflation). This cap doesn’t apply to necessary medical, hospital, or custodial care received before the judgment or needed in the future.
Punitive damages, intended to punish a defendant for outrageous or malicious conduct and deter such behavior in the future, are limited to $200,000 or twice the amount of economic plus non-economic damages up to $750,000 (whichever is higher) in Texas.
If you have been injured due to the negligent conduct of a healthcare professional, contact the Law Firm of Alton C. Todd online or call
770-645-8633and schedule your free initial consultation. Our lawyers have 35 years of experience with Texas medical malpractice claims, and we are here to offer assistance to you too. Please call today.