The consequences in this case being less compensation for you and your family if anyone is harmed by a bad drug pushed through a deregulated FDA and making it harder to take action at all. The little guy can't win a case against big pharma, and this will make it harder to certify classes. The lobbyists writing your laws have covered their bases here. No point cutting safety procedures in certifying drugs if you aren't also limiting the costs of selling bad drugs.
By Kimberly Kindy March 9 House Republicans are advancing a series of bills that would make changes to the civil justice system long sought by doctors and U.S. corporations, including a cap on some medical malpractice awards and new roadblocks for classes of people seeking to sue jointly to address harm.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business groups are promoting the measures, arguing that courts have grown overly tolerant of frivolous and fraudulent claims. Civil rights and consumer groups oppose the measures, saying they would severely limit the ability of average Americans to pursue legal remedies from powerful institutions.
One proposal would limit monetary awards in medical malpractice suits to $250,000 for noneconomic damages, which include pain and suffering. Currently, there is no federal limit on medical malpractice claims, and awards can run into the millions of dollars.