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Med-mal attorney overcomes Mo. damages cap
Being a medical malpractice attorney in a tort reform state can be tough. Joplin, Mo. attorney Roger Johnson knows that first hand, having seen many of his colleagues leave the field when the state passed curbs on medical malpractice cases in 2005. But it should be a whole lot easier plying the trade now. Last summer, Johnson succeeded in getting the state’s $350,000 cap on noneconomic damages overturned by the Missouri Supreme Court.