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State’s medical malpractice law faces more challenges
The Bay Citizen

The family of a San Francisco man who died after a 2008 surgery filed an appeal last week over their malpractice award – the latest in a round of legal challenges to a state law that has long pitted medical providers against consumer advocates and attorneys who represent patients.

The Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act, enacted in 1975, limits financial awards in malpractice cases.