Kansas “Tort Reform” is the legislature’s way of limiting the damages that a jury can award in personal injury cases. Under Kansas law, the total amount recoverable by each party from all defendants for all claims for noneconomic loss shall not exceed a sum total of $250,000. K.S.A. 60-19a02. That amount has not been adjusted for inflation in 25 years. If it was adjusting using historical rates of inflation, it would be approximately $500,000.
Whether or not it is fair, it is Kansas law. The legislature should double it taking inflation into account.