Missouri Supreme Court FInds Damage Cap Unconstitutional

On Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in a 4-3 decision, the Missouri Supreme Court found the State’s $350,000 cap on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases to be unconstitutional.  In doing so, the Court stated that “[t]he individual right to trial by jury cannot ‘remain inviolate’ when an injured party is deprived of the jury’s constitutionally assigned