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MICRA battle heads to ballot
Capitol Weekly

California voters will decide in November whether to raise the decades-old, $250,000 cap on pain and suffering damages in medical malpractice lawsuits.

The secretary of state’s office announced that the ballot initiative, which also calls for drug and alcohol testing for doctors, will join four other measures that already have qualified for the ballot. The initiative, backed by Consumer Watchdog, would increase the cap to account for inflation.