Gerry Spence Blasts Malpractice Cap Amendment

Laramie, WY – A famous trial attorney from Jackson is traveling the state trying to raise opposition to the idea of capping medical malpractice damage awards. Gerry Spence says any cap limites the rights of people in Wyoming. He says he wouldn't even support a cap on non-economic damages or pain and suffering at one million dollars. Spence says if someone's wife is killed and she didn't work outside the home, she doesn't have any economic value under this proposed amendment. Spence says he knows of no Wyoming woman who isn't worth more than a million dollars. He says doctors are facing higher medical malpractice insurance rates due to the greed of insurance companies. Some doctors counter the higher rates are because of the greed of trial attorneys.