The Kansas Supreme Court recently issued a ruling (Hilburn v. Enerpipe, LTD) that will impact physicians, hospitals, and ultimately Kansas patients. The Court ruled that the state laws limiting non-economic damages (i.e. damages for pain and suffering) in civil cases are now unconstitutional. The ruling was a surprise to the legal community and reverses the Court’s 2012 decision in Miller v. Johnson which upheld the cap’s constitutionality. The Kansas Academy of Family Physicians (KAFP) condemns the potential effects of this ruling and last week sent an e-mail to membership regarding the impact. Read the letter.