Challenges to medical liability caps go before Georgia, Maryland high courts
American Medical Association, October 1, 2009
High courts in Georgia and Maryland will decide the fate of caps on noneconomic damages in medical liability cases in each state. The Georgia Supreme Court case stems from a February trial court decision rejecting the constitutionality of the state's $350,000 cap. Maryland's Court of Appeals is set to hear arguments on whether the state's caps apply only to cases that are arbitrated.