Preventable medical errors continue to plague hospital patients. In fact, medical negligence and "preventable medical errors" are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Proposition 46 – aimed at raising or eliminating the $250,000 cap on non-economic damages in medical malpractice actions – seeks to address the injustice facing many individuals who have been the victims of preventable medical errors.
If you have questions about medical malpractice or believe that you or a family member has been harmed by a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's negligence, it is crucial that you consult with a skilled Los Angeles medical malpractice lawyer right away. An experienced Los Angeles medical malpractice law firm can begin an investigation into the circumstances surrounding medical harm and ensure your family recover the compensation it deserves.
Recently, Senator Barbara Boxer joined the families of victims of birth injuries caused by medical malpractice in calling for passage of this important measure. As she explained, many families have been denied access to justice as a result of this arbitrary limit that has never been adjusted for inflation.
As the result of this limit, those without substantial economic damages may find that pursuing justice in court is not viable. This includes children, the elderly and stay at home parents who don't have substantial income. Because recovery may limited to non-economic damages, the expense of pursuing justice may outweigh the benefits. Prop 46 seeks to change this.
For more information or if you or a loved one has suffered harm as the result of medical negligence, we urge you to consult with the compassionate and experienced Los Angeles medical negligence attorneys at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.