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The Current Texas Medical Malpractice Damages Cap is $2,008,439

  • The above figure is based on the most currently available CPI-W of 247.038 (US city average; all items) reported October 2018.
  • The above figure was calculated based on the Texas Medical Liability and Insurance Improvement Act (Section 11.02 of Article 4590i) which places a cap on medical malpractice damages adjusted yearly in relation to the current Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W). (See Section 11.01).
  • For info on what the CPI is click here.
  • This figure is an estimate only and is not intended to serve as legal advice to any particular set of facts. The cap does not apply to past or future medical expenses and may or may not apply at all in a specific case - please consult with our attorneys for information related to a particular set of facts.

*** For the most current CPI-W figure (reported monthly), click here and choose the first option (labeled: "U.S. All items, 1982-84=100"). You may enter this figure into the calculator below to determine the Medical Malpractice Damages Cap.


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