You Now Know: Ebola & Damage Caps

It might take Ebola to teach us the unfairness of putting caps on damage claims.

Medical records for Thomas Duncan show that on his first hospital visit he told a nurse he recently had entered the U.S. from Africa. The records don’t mention any follow-through. Assuming that was negligent, and assuming you came into contact with Mr. Duncan and caught Ebola and died, in Texas your family would be limited to damages of $250,000. Perhaps that sounded like a lot of money when the Texas legislature passed the law several years ago. Perhaps the law was influenced by special interests, insurance companies.

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