Nevadans, you were duped by the medical malpractice insurance industry when you voted for the KODIN Ballot Initiative a few years back.
Now those injured through the sheer negligence and stupidity of a group of Nevada doctors may find that they’ve limited their ability to collect compensation.
Consider, for instance, that damages for pain and suffering are now capped in Nevada at $350,000.00. Evidence of insurance payments can come into evidence. The statute of limitations is now reduced to a year in many situations. The list of penalties for victims goes on and on.
If you got Hepatitis or HIV as the result of medical negligence do you think that $350,000 (before attorneys fees and costs) was enough to compensate you?
Call your state representatives and let them know that KODIN is a mistake.
Steve is the Managing Shareholder of Steven J. Klearman & Associates, a civil litigation law firm located in Reno, Nevada. He practices primarily in the areas of civil litigation and injury law, and has authored one of the definitive guides to Nevada civil law that is widely used by Nevada judges and attorneys, his book entitled Elements of Nevada Legal Theories.