Wyoming Features
4:32 pm
Mon February 23, 2004

Tort Reform

Cheyenne – Today the Wyoming legislature will continue its debate on what to do about the high cost of medical malpractice insurance. A key solution favored by the Wyoming Health Care Commission, Doctors and many interest groups in the stat, would be to cap damages in medical malpractice cases. Insurance companies have told them that without caps, malpractice rates will rise and more doctors will be forced to leave the state. To do that requires the state to change the constitution and that would start with a vote of the people in November