2009 Regular Session


File Code: Civil Actions and Procedures Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 505
Sponsored By:
Delegates Waldstreicher, Anderson, Barnes, Dumais, Frick, Lee, Ramirez, Schuler, Simmons, Smigiel, Valderrama, and Vallario
Health Care Malpractice - Noneconomic Damages


Increasing specified limitations on noneconomic damages for a personal injury action and a wrongful death action concerning health care malpractice for a cause of action arising on or after October 1, 2009.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 2/11 at 1:00 p.m.
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher, District 18
Delegate Curt Anderson, District 43
Delegate Ben Barnes, District 21
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate C. William Frick, District 16
Delegate Susan C. Lee, District 16
Delegate Victor R. Ramirez, District 47
Delegate Todd Schuler, District 8
Delegate Luiz R. S. Simmons, District 17
Delegate Michael D. Smigiel, Sr., District 36
Delegate Kriselda Valderrama, District 26
Delegate Joseph F. Vallario, Jr., District 27A

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Health Occupations -see also- specific health occupations
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Medical Malpractice
Physicians -see also- Dentists; Med Exmnrs; Psych; etc
Torts -see also- Libel and Slander; Med Malp; Wrongful Death
Victims -see also- Criminal Injuries Compensation
Wrongful Death

Bill affects the following Statute:

Courts and Judicial Proceedings
( 3-2A-09 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered