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California Coalition seeks to eliminate cap on pain-and-suffering damages
Sacramento Bee

A West Sacramento billboard featuring an infant who died from whooping cough marks a formal declaration of war by groups targeting elimination of a cap on pain-and-suffering damages in medical negligence suits.

Bankrolled by trial lawyers, the billboard features Mia Chavez, a 6-week-old Los Angeles County child who died in July 2010, allegedly after a doctor examined her numerous times but failed to detect whooping cough in time to save her life.