Thursday, May 26, 2022
CA: Newsom Signs MICRA Med Mal Cap Increase
Last month, I reported that a compromise had been reached to raise the $250,000 noneconomic damages cap for California med mal claims. On Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed that legislation into law. The basics of the deal, as reported by Cheryl Miller at Law.com:
The deal will raise California’s current $250,000 limit on noneconomic damages starting in 2023 to $350,000 in incidents where the victim does not die, and to $500,000 in wrongful death incidents. The caps will continue to rise incrementally over the following 10 years to $750,000 and $1 million. After 2033, the award limits will increase by 2% annually.
Melody Gutierrez at the LA Times has the story.