Couple Challenges West Virginia Malpractice Award Caps

A West Virginia couple who had been awarded more than $1.5 million in damages in a medical malpractice case only to have the award cut by two-thirds is challenging the state law that caps medical malpractice payouts to victims.

The husband developed rhabdomyolysis after being given a combination of medications at a West Virginia hospital. A jury awarded the couple $1.5 million for pain and suffering and $129,000 for medical expenses and lost wages, greatly exceeding West Virginia’s malpractice damages cap.

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