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Meet the California Families Fighting for Injured Patients

In 1975, the California legislature limited the legal rights of patients and their families who are harmed or killed by medical negligence. Nearly 50 years later, that cap on compensation has never been adjusted for inflation. It is worth less than $50,000 today, and denies injured patients and their families justice. Californians can change this cap by voting for the Fairness For Injured Patients Act on the November 2022 ballot.

Click on the images below to explore the stories of injured patients and advocates who are fighting for change.

A state law that hasn’t changed since 1975 caps compensation for families harmed by medical negligence. The limits apply to lost quality of life, even if a patient loses a leg, a child, or is disabled for life. Click on the picture of the map to find patients by the State Senate Districts they live in.