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California’s top court to address med-mal cap issue
Modern Healthcare

California voters who went to the polls on the matter in November might not have the final say on whether that state’s cap on medical malpractice damages should remain at $250,000.

The California Supreme Court announced last Wednesday that it will hear Hughes v. Pham, a case that challenges the constitutionality of the state’s Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act of 1975, known as MICRA, which caps pain and suffering, or noneconomic damages, at $250,000.