Medical Liability & Insurance Improvement Act

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The Medical Liability and Insurance Improvement Act regulates an industry in a variety of different ways. Learn about the Medical Liability and Insurance Improvement Act with help from a practiced attorney in this free video clip.

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Hello, I'm Robert Todd, and I'm here to talk to you about the medical liability and insurance improvement act. First of all, this was an act that was enacted by the legislature in the state of Texas in 1977 and is applicable to the laws of Texas. However, at the time it was enacted it was a major avant garde piece of legislation. It was designed to address the increasing number of malpractice claims and increasingly greater amounts that juries were awarding damages. It had a pre-suit notification requirement. It set forth a two year statute of limitations. It set forth a cap on damages. It was a very novel and new piece of legislation and since then many other states have modeled their malpractice laws after this one. I'm Robert Todd, and thank you for watching.

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