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California’s Prop 46 Looks to Raise Malpractice Caps, Require Drug and Alcohol Testing for Doctors

//California’s Prop 46 Looks to Raise Malpractice Caps, Require Drug and Alcohol Testing for Doctors

California’s Prop 46 Looks to Raise Malpractice Caps, Require Drug and Alcohol Testing for Doctors

By David Mittleman

Medical malpractice claims hundreds of thousands of lives each year. Unfortunately, many states (including Michigan) have damages caps that prevent victims and survivors from receiving a full measure of compensation. A ballot initiative in California – Prop 46 – is looking to raise caps in that state from $250,000 to over $1 million for noneconomic damages. The original $250,000 cap was established in 1975 and has not been increased with inflation.

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