Overturn the Medical Negligence Cap
June 25, 2013
As a result of California’s “malpractice cap” law, Wilcoxen Callaham, LLP is one of the few remaining firms that regularly handles medical malpractice cases for people injured as a result of medical negligence.
We strongly support Consumer Watchdog’s campaign to overturn the 38-year-old law that undermines the very foundation of a trial by jury and sets a $250,000 cap on the recovery for victims of medical negligence. Governor Jerry Brown signed MICRA into law in 1975 when legislators made $22,000 per year. Lawmakers’ salaries have gone up more than 400% since then, but the value of the lives of victims of medical negligence hasn’t gone up at all.
Please click on the justice for patients link to find more information about this law and the efforts to change it www.justiceforpatients.org.
If you have been the victim of medical negligence, you should speak with an attorney at Wilcoxen Callaham today. Contact us for a free consultation.