Medical INJURY COMPENSATION REFORM ACT

"MICRA"

The MICRA statutes are contained in the following California code sections:

Civil Code Section 3333.2
Limit of $250,000 for general damages (pain and suffering)

Code of Civil Procedure 667.7
Periodic payment of special damages (the costs of medical care, special needs, and lost earnings)

Bus & Professions Code 6146
Limits on attorneys fees

Code of Civil Procedure 364
90-day letter filing requirement

Code of Civil Procedure 340.5
Limited time deadlines by which to file a medical malpractice lawsuit

Civil Code Section 3333.1
The use of government agencies and plaintiff's health insurance to pay for medical mistakes

Code of Civil Procedure 425.13
Prerequisites to making a claim for punitive damages

These statutes are accesible at the hyper-links above, and at the home page submenu for "MICRA"

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