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Initiative Seeks to Increase Medical Malpractice Caps
Initiative Seeks to Increase Medical Malpractice Caps

In 1975, then governor Jerry Brown enacted the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA), which limited the payout on “pain and suffering” damages in medical malpractice cases to $250,000. While several justifications were advanced for this limit (to reduce excessive ...

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Blog posts in Birth Injury

  • Top Areas of Medical Malpractice

    A recent medical malpractice study showed that nearly 50% of older physicians have faced a medical malpractice lawsuit, and fewer that 8% of those ...

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  • Negligence During Labor and Delivery May Lead to Permanent, Catastrophic Injuries

    In a recent birth injury trial, the family of a girl who was born with severe neurological defects and developed cerebral palsy was awarded over $200 ...

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  • $1.7M Settlement in Prenatal Negligence Case

    Medical malpractice news reports a recent $1.7 million settlement in a prenatal negligence case. Prenatal negligence is a type of medical malpractice ...

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  • Multi-million dollar verdict reached in medical malpractice lawsuit

    A jury has awarded $23.6M to the family of a girl who sustained serious brain damage due to a delayed Cesarean Section (C-Section). Birth ...

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  • When should I hire an attorney if I believe my child has suffered a birth injury?

    Birth injuries may be devastating for families. Signs that your infant has sustained an injury at birth include physical symptoms such as a misshapen ...

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  • Failing to prevent premature births and reduce harm may be medical malpractice

    Babies who are born prematurely face considerable health risks. In many situations, it may be possible to predict when a baby will be born prematurely ...

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  • $130M Brain Damage Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case

    A jury has just awarded a family more than $130M in a medical malpractice suit after a young boy suffered a brain injury as a result of negligence, ...

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  • Failure to Monitor Pitocin Administration Can Lead to Serious Birth Injuries

    In many situations, when labor and delivery slows, doctors will administer Pitocin (a synthetic form of oxytocin), in order to induce contractions and ...

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  • Lack of consent may constitute medical malpractice

    A recent lawsuit against a California obstetrician has raised questions about what it means to give informed consent to a procedure and whether a ...

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