Calif. Plaintiffs Bar Sets Sights On Malpractice Cap

Law360, San Diego (March 11, 2014, 9:17 PM EDT) -- The Consumer Attorneys of California have set an ambitious agenda this year, pledging to rally behind an initiative that seeks to lift a decades-old cap on medical malpractice awards and to push for greater funding for the cash-strapped state court system, the group’s president told Law360 in an interview Tuesday.

One of the main objectives of the group, which represents 3,100 plaintiffs' attorneys, is to reform the state Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act with regard to its $250,000 limit on noneconomic losses in medical malpractice suits,...
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