By Jason R. Cashio

The Louisiana Supreme Court has, once again, affirmed the constitutionality of the statutory cap for damages in Medical Malpractice cases.  On March 13, 2012, the Court reiterated its prior holding that the cap is constitutional and applicable to all qualified healthcare providers under the Medical Malpractice Act, including nurse practitioners.  The statutory cap on damages is $500,000.00, which includes a $100,000.00 limit for any qualified health care provider.

Read the majority opinion.