H.R. 2433 (103rd): Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act of 1993

Introduced:
Jun 16, 1993 (103rd Congress, 1993–1994)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Robert Dornan
Representative for California's 46th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jun 16, 1993
Length
14 pages
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Status

This bill was introduced on June 16, 1993, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jun 16, 1993
Referred to Committee Jun 16, 1993
 
Full Title

To impose certain requirements on medical malpractice liability claims.

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Cosponsors
8 cosponsors (8R) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

House Judiciary

Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law

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6/16/1993--Introduced.
Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act of 1993 - Makes this Act applicable, with exceptions, to:
(1) any medical malpractice liability claim and action brought in State or Federal court; and
(2) claims accruing or actions brought after three years after enactment of this Act. Specifies that nothing in this Act shall be construed to establish jurisdiction in U.S. district courts over medical malpractice liability actions on Federal question grounds.
Prohibits a medical malpractice liability claim from being brought more than two years after the date the alleged injury should reasonably have been discovered, but in no event after four years after the alleged injury occurred, with an exception for minors.
Sets forth provisions regarding:
(1) attorney's fees (including limitations on contingency fees);
(2) calculation and payment of damages (including limitations on noneconomic damages, periodic payments for future losses, and mandatory offsets for damages paid by a collateral source);
(3) notice requirements;
(4) injunctive relief; and
(5) preemption.
Permits State professional societies to participate in disciplinary activities.

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