After weeks of sparring in multimillion-dollar campaigns, dueling medical malpractice reform ballot measures go before the voters in Washington state today. In one corner are medical and business groups who seek to cap noneconomic damages, restrict attorney fees and reduce the statute of limitations. In the opposite corner are trial lawyers, whose initiative would remove a doctor's license after three malpractice verdicts within 10 years and create a supplemental malpractice insurance fund.
Doctors, Lawyers Do Battle in Wash. Over Tort Reform
The National Law Journal
November 8, 2005