Removing Caps for Noneconomic Damages: The Kansas Experiment

7 Pages Posted: 23 Apr 2020 Last revised: 24 Apr 2020

Date Written: December 7, 2019

Abstract

In 2019 the Kansas Supreme Court ruled that caps on noneconomic damages in lawsuits of the sort that the state's legislature had put in place were unconstitutional. A preliminary look at the data and the experience of other states suggests that insurance costs will go up in the state. The success and feasibility of proposed legal changes in the state to ameliorate its impact are uncertain.

Keywords: Tort Reform, medical liability

JEL Classification: L13, K13

Suggested Citation

Brannon, Ike, Removing Caps for Noneconomic Damages: The Kansas Experiment (December 7, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3550552 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3550552

Ike Brannon (Contact Author)

The Jack Kemp Foundation ( email )

1200 New Hampshire Avenue N.W.
suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
United States

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