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Routine Surgery Leads to Medical Negligence

Seven years ago a woman entered a hospital for removal of her right ovary. However, she left the hospital with her left ovary removed. The patient filed a medical malpractice lawsuit and it is now headed towards the Kansas Supreme Court. The case has drawn attention because it discusses the constitutionality of placing caps on damages for pain and suffering. Currently the state does not allow damages to exceed the $250,000 medical malpractice cap. These medical malpractice caps take away the jury’s role in calculating malpractice damages and infringe on the separation powers of the courts. Most importantly, these medical malpractice caps hurt those with life-altering medical injuries. To read more about the medical malpractice damages, please click the link.