Tort Reform: AMA study--Caps are working

April 4, 2008

Limiting awards for patients' pain and suffering is helping to lower claims payouts-and, in turn, reducing physicians' malpractice premiums-in states that have enacted tort reform, according to a recent analysis by the AMA.

Limiting awards for patients' pain and suffering is helping to lower claims payouts-and, in turn, reducing physicians' malpractice premiums-in states that have enacted tort reform, according to a recent analysis by the AMA. Among the findings: