Responsibly Modernizing Medical Liability Caps

What You Need to Know:
There are currently two types of medical liability awards in Colorado 
 economic damages and non-economic damages. Non-economic damages are intangible losses such as reduced quality of life, pain, and emotional trauma. In Colorado, these awards are currently capped at $300,000.

Senate Bill 24-130 would seek to increase the non-economic damage cap to $500,000 over a five-year period, providing a balanced approach to compensating Coloradans who are plaintiffs of medical liability while also ensuring accessibility, affordability, and stability in Colorado’s health care system. 

Additional Resources

CPPA Fact Sheet: SB 24-130
Protect HealthCare Access in Colorado, Protect Caps