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Ballot measure seeks to raise cap on medical negligence damages
Sacramento Business Journal

Trial attorneys and a bereaved dad who lost two children to medical negligence filed a proposed ballot measure Thursday that seeks to raise the $250,000 state cap on pain and suffering damages. Proponents must gather 750,000 valid signatures to place the measure before voters in November 2014. If successful, it would adjust the noneconomic damages cap in the California Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act — better known as MICRA — to account for inflation and provide annual adjustments in the future.