Thought this would be appropriate since this sight is ran by a physician. I thought about putting this in the political section but thought it was a good community discussion. What is your impression of the $250000 cap on pain and suffering for medical malpractice? The attorneys claim it's not going to affect the malpractice rates and the people are going to suffer for physician neglect. Physicians are demanding tort reform secondary to skyrocketing malpractice rates. Insurance companies are for it to cap damage awards and lower premiums. People are going without health care because physicians are pulling out of areas because of premiums.