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09/04/03

Texans Against Prop 12

Proposition 12 is a constitutional amendment that puts a cap on non-economic damages in a medical malpractice case.

Non-economic damages are things like pain and suffering, or mental anguish.

If proposition 12 passes, it would make the $250,000 cap the legislature put into law this session, a constitutional amendment.

Many groups like Texans Against Prop. 12, MADD and AARP say they fear this amendment could have very dangerous ramifications for all Texans.

They fear this amendment would give lawmakers the power to limit non-economic damages in all civil cases.

They also feel putting a $250,000 limit on damages is giving the legislature the right to out a price tag on your pain and suffering.

You will have a chance to vote on proposition 12 on Septembers 13.

People in favor of Prop 12. say passing this amendment would put an end to frivolous lawsuits and help cut medical costs.

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