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Medical malpractice issue again hits California Capitol
Sacramento Bee

One of the Capitol’s longest-running battles – over the state’s $250,000 cap on pain and suffering damages in medical malpractice lawsuits – is heating up again.

Consumer Attorneys of California, whose members press malpractice suits, wants the Legislature to lift the cap or repeal it.

Meanwhile, a wealthy man whose children died in an auto accident caused, he says, by a driver overmedicated by prescription drugs, and Consumer Watchdog, a Southern California organization, have filed a ballot measure to more or less do what the lawyers want the Legislature to do.