Tennessee's recent tort "reform" law limiting damages is targeted in a lawsuit brought by the husband of a woman who died from meningitis after receiving tainted steroid injections at a Nashville hospital. The steroid injections were made by a New England company that has gone bankrupt and is not named in the lawsuit.
USA Today reported in January that "In attacking the new state malpractice law, the suit charges that the $750,000 cap on so-called non-economic damages and a $500,000 cap on punitive damages are an 'unconstitutional deprivation of Wayne Reed's constitutionally protected right to trial by jury.'"
The News Sentinel reports today that Tennessee Attorney General Robert Cooper has filed a motion to intervene and defend the state's tort "reform" limits.
The Tennessean has a copy of the lawsuit.
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