-Specifies that the current limit to noneconomic damages of $750,000 for medical malpractice will also be applied to awards made due to negligence of a long-term care provider (Sec. 23).
-Requires that a plaintiff seeking punitive damages prove that the defendant either intentionally caused injury or that he or she knew the action was "practically certain to result in injury" (Secs. 24-26).
-Specifies that being voluntarily intoxicated or drugged is not a defense to liability for punitive damages (Sec. 27).
-Authorizes certain costs and fees to be charged to a party or a party's attorney that conducts an action in bad faith, solely to harass or maliciously injure another, or conducts an action without any reasonable basis in law (Sec. 28).
-Prohibits any party from recovering damages for injuries caused by a defective product if the party's share of responsibility for the injury is greater than the share resulting from the defective condition of the product (Sec. 29).
-Requires that someone claiming damages for harm caused by a product prove that the defendant manufactured, distributed, sold, or promoted the specific product alleged to have caused the claimant's injury or harm (Sec. 30).
-Prohibits the testimony of an expert witness from being admitted if he or she is entitled to receive compensation that is contingent on the outcome of the case (Sec. 37).