Maryland Malpractice Cap Increases in 2020

The cap on pain and suffering damages that can be recovered in Maryland medical malpractice cases increased on Wednesday, January 1, 2020.

What is the malpractice cap in Maryland in 2020?  It is $830,000 for a living plaintiff or a wrongful death case where there is only one wrongful death beneficiary.  If there are two or more wrongful death beneficiaries, the malpractice cap rises to what we call “a cap and a quarter” or $1,037,500.   Keep in mind, this is the cap only for pain and suffering damages, not economic losses.

I explain the 2020 malpractice cap and other complexities of the cap in this video.


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