Tag: medical malpractice

Trumpcare: Applies Double Standard to Medical Malpractice

Melania Trump can sue for $150 million for an injury to her reputation, but a patient rendered quadriplegic or brain damaged by medical error will be limited to $250,000 for pain, suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. Somehow, this cap on noneconomic damages lowers the cost of health care. I do not believe there is hard data really linking the two.