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California medical malpractice law in spotlight
San Francisco Chronicle - Victoria Colliver, Chronicle Staff Writer

 Wayne Volkmuth learned what a “250 case” was while conducting research shortly after the loss of his 7-year-old son, Ryan, who died three years ago during a dental procedure at a Palo Alto clinic. The “250″ refers to $250,000, the most Volkmuth could recover in a medical malpractice claim over his disabled son’s death, a limit set 34 years ago by California’s landmark medical malpractice law.

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