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HR 5 - Malpractice Liability bill - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Anna Eshoo voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Anna Eshoo made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Placed on Calendar (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (229-196) - (Key vote)

Title: Malpractice Liability bill

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that would limit the amount of money awarded to plaintiffs and attorneys for medical malpractice cases.

Highlights:
  • Economic damages found by the courts receive no caps, and remain limitless based on financial losses incurred by the plaintiff, i.e. income loss, medical costs, and such.
  • Non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, will be capped at $250,000.
  • Punitive damages may only be awarded if economic damages are found by substantial probability, and will be capped at $250,000, or double the economic damage, whichever is greater.
  • A lawsuit is required to be brought within three years of the date of injury; exceptions are stated.
  • Bars lawsuits brought against manufacturers and distributors for products that were legally approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
  • Specifies terms between state and federal courts, and attorney contingency fees.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Malpractice Liability bill

Sponsors

  • James C. 'Jim' Greenwood (PA - ) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • J. Gresham Barrett (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles F. 'Charlie' Bass (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bob Beauprez (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Judy Biggert (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Roy Blunt (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Sherwood L. 'Sherry' Boehlert (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mary Whitaker Bono Mack (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John N. Boozman (AR - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jeb E. Bradley (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Henry E. Brown Jr. (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Virginia 'Ginny' Brown-Waite (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard M. Burr (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Chris Cannon (UT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Eric I. Cantor (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Shelley Moore Capito (WV - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael Allen 'Mac' Collins (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Larry Ed Combest (TX - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Christopher Cox (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Philip M. Crane (IL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Barbara L. Cubin (WY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Randall H. 'Duke' Cunningham (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jo Ann S. Davis (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas M. 'Tom' Davis III (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James W. 'Jim' DeMint (SC - ) (Out Of Office)
  • David T. Dreier (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jennifer B. Dunn (WA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jo Ann Emerson (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Terry Everett (AL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Tom Feeney (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael 'Mike' Ferguson (NJ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ernest Lee 'Ernie' Fletcher (KY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Vito J. Fossella Jr. (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Elton W. Gallegly (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim Gerlach (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Wayne T. Gilchrest (MD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul E. Gillmor (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Phil Gingrey (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Virgil H. Goode Jr. (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Melissa A. Hart (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard 'Doc' Hastings (WA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert C. 'Robin' Hayes (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John David 'J.D.' Hayworth Jr. (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David Lee 'Dave' Hobson (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas Timothy 'Tim' Holden (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Amory 'Amo' Houghton Jr. (NY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Kenny C. Hulshof (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Nancy L. Johnson (CT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ric Keller (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Sue W. Kelly (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark R. Kennedy (MN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jack Kingston (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Steven Kirk (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph K. 'Joe' Knollenberg (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ray H. LaHood (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Steven C. 'Steve' LaTourette (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James A. 'Jim' Leach (IA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ron Lewis (KY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Kenneth R. 'Ken' Lucas (KY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Donald A. 'Don' Manzullo (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John M. McHugh (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Scott McInnis (CO - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Howard P. 'Buck' McKeon (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Gary G. Miller (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John P. 'Jack' Murtha (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Marilyn N. Musgrave (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Suellen W. 'Sue' Myrick (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert William 'Bob' Ney (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Anne Meagher Northup (KY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James A. 'Jim' Nussle (IA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Clement Leroy 'Butch' Otter (ID - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Pence (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John E. Peterson (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles W. 'Chip' Pickering Jr. (MS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Todd Russell Platts (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert J. 'Rob' Portman (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Adam H. Putnam (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • George P. Radanovich (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ralph S. Regula (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Rogers (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • H. James 'Jim' Saxton (NJ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • E. Clay Shaw Jr. (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Christopher H. Shays (CT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Edward Souder (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Clifford Bundy 'Cliff' Stearns (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles W. 'Charlie' Stenholm (TX - ) (Out Of Office)
  • John A. Sullivan (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John E. Sweeney (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William J. 'Billy' Tauzin (LA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Gene Taylor (MS - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William M. 'Bill' Thomas (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Todd Tiahrt (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Patrick J. 'Pat' Toomey (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James T. 'Jim' Walsh (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Zach Wamp (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David Weldon (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Gerald C. 'Jerry' Weller (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank Rudolph Wolf (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
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