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AP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-03 08:35 AM
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17. Actually, it's a Fedral issue. It's in the constitution
American have the right to redress their grievances in the courts.

I think malpractice limits violate people's constitutional rights to recover their damages in a court of law.

And I think limits are very dangerous for the economy. When people don't recover their damages from the people who negligently or intentionally caused them harm, then society ends up picking up the tab through either accepting the fact that there are many injured, unproductive people not achieving their full potential, or by actually having to pay for these people's care which isn't met from the people who harmed them.In many cases, that money is coming from a federal source.

(And that's why the federal constitution cares so much about whether people can recoup their civil damages in a court of law.)

Therefore, it is a federal issue. And an important one.
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