A Southern California trial lawyer, the parents of injured children and the leader of a consumer group say they’ll go to the ballot box in 2020 to try again to lift the state’s cap on medical malpractice damages.
Nicholas Rowley, a partner at Carpenter Zuckerman & Rowley, and Jamie Court, president of Consumer Watchdog, on Thursdays unveiled a proposed 10-page ballot initiative that would gut California’s Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act. The law, widely known as MICRA, caps noneconomic damages for medical malpractice at $250,000. It has been the bane of the plaintiffs attorneys and their clients for more than four decades now.
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