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Battle flares over 38-year-old medical malpractice law
Los Angeles Times

A long-dormant conflict over medical malpractice is heating up again at the state Capitol.

A coalition of consumer advocates, trial lawyers and the nurses union is preparing to gather signatures for a state ballot initiative to raise the state’s cap on certain medical malpractice damages.

The campaign wants voters to change a 38-year-old California law that puts a $250,000 cap on the amount of money that juries can award for non-economic “pain and suffering” damages.