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Initiative Seeks to Increase Medical Malpractice Caps
Initiative Seeks to Increase Medical Malpractice Caps

In 1975, then governor Jerry Brown enacted the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA), which limited the payout on “pain and suffering” damages in medical malpractice cases to $250,000. While several justifications were advanced for this limit (to reduce excessive ...

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    In 1975, then governor Jerry Brown enacted the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA), which limited the payout on “pain and suffering” ...

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