Nevada News

Doctors pushing to remove medical malpractice exceptions despite stabilizing rates

Nevada legislators were told that Nevada medical malpractice insurance rates have stabilized. Ballot Question 3, the Keep Our Doctors in Nevada initiative, was passed last year, capping pain and suffering awards in Nevada medical malpractice lawsuits at $350,000 and limiting the fees attorneys can get for representing patients in those cases.

The legislature included two circumstances allowing litigants to receive more than $350,000 which were if the wrongdoer committed gross malpractice or there were exceptional circumstances.

Now, doctors who thought legislators did not do enough have worked to put Question 3 on the ballot to remove the exceptions. Opponents believe Nevada residents' rights have already been limited and victims will potentially be unable to recover medical bills and wage losses.

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