Calif. Lift On Med Malpractice Cap Gets Closer To Ballot

Law360, San Diego (March 25, 2014, 9:40 PM EDT) -- Setting the stage for a fight with health care providers and their insurance companies, Consumer Watchdog on Monday turned in more than 840,000 signatures for a ballot measure that seeks to raise California’s long-held $250,000 cap on pain-and-suffering damages in medical malpractice suits.

The consumer group submitted the signatures for the measure that is looking to qualify for the November ballot. The measure would require the cap on noneconomic damages under the state Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act to be adjusted on Jan. 1, 2015, and...
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