CJAC: Civil Justice Association of California

Medical Liability/MICRA

CJAC Op-ed: MICRA Initiative Will Raise Health Care Costs

Posted on 08/05/2013 @ 11:00 AM

Tags: Medical Liability/MICRA

An op-ed from CJAC President Kim Stone was printed in The Recorder today explaining the dangers of the trial lawyer-sponsored initiative to raise California's limit on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases.

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Voice Your Opposition to Trial Lawyers' MICRA Changes

Posted on 07/22/2013 @ 08:00 PM

Tags: Medical Liability/MICRA

Trial lawyers continue to wage an aggressive campaign to change California’s Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) (see our previous post here). We urge you to contact your state representatives and explain the devastating impact this would have on California's healthcare system!

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Update on MICRA Fight

Posted on 06/21/2013 @ 04:00 PM

Tags: Medical Liability/MICRA

We recently reported that the plaintiffs' bar had begun a new campaign to overturn California's Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA), a law that limits non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases but allows for unlimited economic and punitive damages.

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Plaintiffs' Lawyers Threatening MICRA

Posted on 05/31/2013 @ 07:00 PM

Tags: Medical Liability/MICRA

The plaintiffs' bar is making new threats against California's long-standing medical malpractice liability law (the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act - MICRA).

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Study: 76% of Docs Provide Unneeded Care For Fear of Lawsuits

By Todd Roberson on 09/28/2011 @ 11:48 PM

Tags: Medical Liability/MICRA

A study published in Tuesday's edition of Archives of Internal Medicine highlights one troubling cause of rising healthcare costs: doctors providing more medical care than is necessary because they fear malpractice lawsuits.

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