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Bid to Raise Malpractice Cap Gets a Rider
The Wall Street Journal

A California law on medical malpractice awards, in place since 1975, puts a $250,000 ceiling on the amount of money that can be given for noneconomic damages.

Now, lawyers and some consumer groups are mounting an effort to substantially raise the cap through California’s referendum system, but they are coupling it with a popular idea that hospital doctors should undergo routine drug and alcohol testing.

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