Scott concentrates his practice in complex business litigation matters and defense. He represents physicians, nurses, hospitals and long-term providers in professional negligence lawsuits, as well as corporations, officers and directors in commercial disputes.
The disposal of non-economic damage caps in the State of Kansas
In 1988, the Kansas legislature enacted K.S.A. 60-19a02 to limit personal injury plaintiffs’ recovery for non-economic losses such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, etc. Thirty years later, in a 4-2 decision handed down on Friday, June 14th, Hilburn v. Enerpipe Ltd. put an end to non-economic damage caps in Kansas personal injury cases. This change does not apply to wrongful death cases or punitive damages, but it will affect non-economic damages in future medical malpractice cases as well as those currently pending in Kansas state courts.
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