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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Noneconomic damage awards. Provides that for an individual to be awarded noneconomic damages, the individual must establish the facts that are relied upon by clear and convincing evidence. Requires a trier of fact to use a verdict form that separates noneconomic damages from other damages that the individual claims. Provides that a trier of fact shall not consider certain factors in awarding noneconomic damages. Provides that a court shall review an award for noneconomic damages to determine whether a noneconomic damages award is excessive. Provides that an appellate court shall use a de novo standard of review in reviewing the record of the lower court in an appeal of a noneconomic damages award.