July 16, 2012
For more than the three years, the Kansas Supreme Court has had before it a case before it that challenges the state's limit on the amount of money juries can award persons harmed by medical malpractice or personal injuries caused by others. Opponents of the cap say it violates the right of Kansans to trial by jury. But spokesmen for the state's medical providers say it the cap is struck down the cost of medical malpractice insurance is sure to soar, driving many doctors away. The case of Miller v. Johnson involved a young Douglas County mother who had the wrong ovary removed by her doctor.