Opioids; eliminates limitation on total amount of punitive damages against a manufacturer, etc. (SB267)

Introduced By

Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Limitation on recovery; manufacture, distribution, or prescription of opioids. Eliminates the limitation on the total amount of (i) punitive damages against a manufacturer or distributor of opioids or (ii) damages for medical malpractice against a health care provider for the prescription of opioids in excess of the recommended dosage or quantity that can be awarded in an action arising out of injury to or death of a person as a result of such person's use of such opioids. Read the Bill »


01/03/2020: Awaiting a Vote in the Judiciary Committee


01/03/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/03/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100196D
01/03/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/08/2020Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
01/15/2020Stricken at the request of Patron in Judiciary (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)