In Judd v. Drezga, the Court upheld Utah’s cap on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases. The Utah statute limit applies to those who have suffered over $250,000. (The plaintiff was awarded $1.25 million in on-economic damages.) The statute, like all such statutes, was enacted because the Legislature “was convinced that doing so would limit malpractice insurance costs for medical professionals, thereby helping to control excessively high medical care cots and health insurance premiums.” ¶5. Judd attacked the limit as contrary to the state Constitution.