This article originally appeared in the Saturday Gazette-Mail.
December 04, 2004
Lawyers to cancel lawsuit on med-mal damage cap
By John Heys
Two lawyers who contested the state’s $500,000 cap on malpractice damages in trauma cases plan to withdraw their legal challenge next week.
The challenge involves an alleged case of negligence at Thomas Memorial Hospital. But the South Charleston facility doesn’t qualify for the trauma cap, which applies only to hospitals classified as trauma centers by the state.