Call Your Legislator to Oppose SB 1528
The trial attorneys are at it once again, trying to push through last minute legislation that would undermine the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act of 1975 (MICRA) and increase medical malpractice insurance rates.
They have introduced SB 1528, a bill that would artificially inflating economic medical expense damage awards in managed care cases. This bill would change the way medical expense economic damages are measured, allowing damages to be awarded without regard to the amount actually paid.
This, in turn, would increase medical malpractice premiums for physicians, many of whom would be forced to close shop thereby further limiting access to care for all Californians.
SB 1528 is under consideration on the Assembly Floor on this last day of the legislative session.
CALL NOW to urge your legislators to VOTE NO on SB 1528.
Please call (877) 362-8455 to be connected to your legislator. You will be asked to enter your zip code and select your legislators. Give your name, specialty and let them know that you are their constituent.
Make this call today to help preserve MICRA and keep professional liability insurance costs affordable ensure health care access for all.
SB 1528 will:
- Result in vastly inflated economic damage awards for expenses the plaintiff never ha
- Erode the foundation of MICRA by artificially inflating medical expense damage awards
- Line the pockets of trial attorneys at the expense of the medical community
- Further harm California's already limited access to health care
Click here for a 1-page floor alert on SB 1528 produced by CMA's Government Relations.
SFMS/CMA is working to preserve MICRA. Click here for a copy of the letter CMA sent to the Chair of the Assembly Judiciary Committee Bob Wieckowski opposing SB 1528.