By Andrew Sheeler, SACRAMENTO BEE – CAPITOL ALERT
November 11, 2021
In 2022, California voters will decide whether to raise the $250,000 cap on payouts in medical negligence lawsuit payouts, indexing it for inflation and empowering judges and juries to decide compensation in cases involving catastrophic injury or death.
Now, fighting for that initiative is the newly formed coalition Patients for Fairness, which is partnering with Consumer Watchdog to raise support for the effort.
The coalition has launched a website which documents the stories of 60 different patients and their families, from all across California, “whose experiences show the trauma, loss and injustice caused by preventable medical errors and the state’s medical negligence cap,” according to a statement from Consumer Watchdog.