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    The increasing size of medical malpractice awards has caused malpractice insurance costs to skyrocket, driving some physicians with high risk coverage, such as OB-GYNs and anesthesiology to move to states that have passed tort reform laws. In 2003, Ohio passed a similar law to prevent the flight of OB-GYNs to other states.

    Do you think it is fair to the injured party to have a state law limit the amount of damages for pain and suffering and/or punitive damages that can be recovered in a medical malpractice suit?

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    No. I do not feel that there should be a limit on the amount of damages for pain and suffering and/or punitive damages. Why? An example, a 25 year old woman wanting to have children goes into surgery to have a cyst removed from her ovary. The OB/GYN surgeon ...

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    The solution discusses medical malpractice awards and skyrocketing insurance costs and if caps on lawsuits help the injured party or hurt the injured party.