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                          LIMITATIONS ON DAMAGES
     § 8553.  Limitations on damages.
        (a)  General rule.--Actions for which damages are limited by
     reference to this subchapter shall be limited as set forth in
     this section.
        (b)  Amounts recoverable.--Damages arising from the same
     cause of action or transaction or occurrence or series of causes
     of action or transactions or occurrences shall not exceed
     $500,000 in the aggregate.
        (c)  Types of losses recognized.--Damages shall be
     recoverable only for:
            (1)  Past and future loss of earnings and earning
        capacity.
            (2)  Pain and suffering in the following instances:
                (i)  death; or
                (ii)  only in cases of permanent loss of a bodily
            function, permanent disfigurement or permanent
            dismemberment where the medical and dental expenses
            referred to in paragraph (3) are in excess of $1,500.
            (3)  Medical and dental expenses including the reasonable
        value of reasonable and necessary medical and dental
        services, prosthetic devices and necessary ambulance,
        hospital, professional nursing, and physical therapy expenses
        accrued and anticipated in the diagnosis, care and recovery
        of the claimant.
            (4)  Loss of consortium.
            (5)  Loss of support.
            (6)  Property losses.
        (d)  Insurance benefits.--If a claimant receives or is
     entitled to receive benefits under a policy of insurance other
     than a life insurance policy as a result of losses for which
     damages are recoverable under subsection (c), the amount of such
     benefits shall be deducted from the amount of damages which
     would otherwise be recoverable by such claimant.
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