WPR News
4:10 am
Wed November 3, 2004

Voters Reject Amendment D

Laramie, Wy – Wyoming voters rejected a proposed constitutional Amendment that would have allowed legislators to cap non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases. Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association President Kent Spence was delighted, saying that voters were not fooled by insurnace companies. Doctor Robert Monger of the Wyoming Medical Society says high insurance rates will continue to be a problem and now they need to try another avenue to solve it. He says they are willing to consider all options, including self insurance.
Voters did tentatively approve Amendment C, but that did not take into account people who may not have voted on the issues, making them no votes.