•  
  •  
 
University of Baltimore Law Review

Abstract

A topic of fervent debate in recent years has been the growing crisis in personal injury liability insurance, particularly in the area of medical malpractice. Insurers, doctors, and lawyers have presented differing theories as to the cause and solution of the problem. In 1986, the Maryland General Assembly sought to resolve the crisis by limiting the amount recoverable for noneconomic damages in a personal injury action to $350,000. Similar provisions in other states have been struck down as unconstitutional. This comment examines the constitutionality of Maryland's noneconomic damages limitation and argues that the damage limitation violates both the state and federal constitutions. The author concludes with a discussion of the feasibility and potential effectiveness of alternative legislation.

Share

COinS
 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.