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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 Medical Malpractice

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    Prior to undergoing any type of schedule medical operation, most patients must first be cleared for the surgery, and sign a consent form for the ...

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  • What are the most common forms of medical malpractice?

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  • New Effort to Increase Limits on Medical Malpractice Rewards

    A new proposed ballot initiative takes aim at medical malpractice damage caps. Called the Fairness for Injured Patients Act , the initiative seeks to ...

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  • What Constitutes Medical Malpractice?

    When poor outcomes occur following a doctor or hospital visit, many wonder if they have a case for medical malpractice. Such may be the question when, ...

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  • What is Medical Malpractice?

    Medical malpractice refers to the harm caused to a patient due to a doctor, nurse, or other professional health care professional’s negligence. Every ...

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  • 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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