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  • Big-bucks battle shaping up over bid to raise malpractice award limit

    Big-bucks battle shaping up over bid to raise malpractice award limit
    SACRAMENTO — You don't need to be a Nobel economist to understand that dollars today aren't anything close to their worth four decades ago.
  • It's time to fix California's outdated medical malpractice law

    It's time to fix California's outdated medical malpractice law
    It's a very rare thing for a legislator to admit that a law he sponsored hasn't worked out as expected. It's even rarer for him to label it "oppressive" and call for its revision. But that's the case with former California Assemblyman Barry Keene and...

    Doctors, hospitals join to fight changes to malpractice awards

    The fight to raise the cap on awards in medical malpractice cases was officially joined on Thursday with groups backed by litigators filing a ballot initiative that could be before voters next year, and a coalition of doctors and hospitals responding with...

    Raise the cap on malpractice awards

    For decades, advocates of tort reform have pushed to limit the amount that courts can award for noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering. The California Legislature first capped this type of damages in medical malpractice lawsuits in 1975, and...

    Legislature should pull plug on inept Medical Board of California

    Legislature should pull plug on inept Medical Board of California
    The time has come to put the Medical Board of California out of its misery. The board oversees the licensing of doctors and their discipline for misdeeds or incompetence. It also has jurisdiction over doctor-owned surgical clinics. Long ago the board...