Tennessee cap on personal injury compensation deemed unconstitutional
Posted on Monday, March 23rd, 2015
The Tennessee state legislature’s ruling in 2011 that caps the total amount of a person’s award in a personal injury case at $750,000 was deemed unconstitutional by Hamilton County Circuit Judge W. Neil Thomas during the second week of March, WTVC NewsChannel 9 reported on March 10.
One personal injury attorney believes that many people don’t understand the problem with the cap until a traumatic accident affects their family–then, a loved one’s debilitating injury and all associated damages seems to deserve far more than $750,000.
Tennessee Representative Gerald McCormick (Republican of Hamilton County), on the other hand, expressed opposition to the court decision, asserting that the cap is good for business, especially because it keeps medical costs from rising.
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