Medical Malpractice Initiative Headed Toward Ballot
A new ballot measure to re-vamp medical malpractice protections may be headed to the November ballot. Backers of the measure have turned in signatures for a proposed initiative that would raise California’s cap on medical malpractice awards for pain and suffering injuries - cap signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown in 1975. The move sets the stage for an expensive ballot fight between trial lawyers and medical and business groups. Christopher Martinez reports.