Medical Malpractice

Putting A Price On Life: MICRA and Medical Malpractice

In the 1970’s, a payment of $250,000 to victims of medical malpractice was often more than enough to compensate for pain and suffering and a general loss of enjoyment of one’s life. However, in today’s world that amount does not begin to fully compensate a victim and their family for the damages sustained due to the negligence of medical professionals. Yet despite this, California legislators have failed over the...
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Different Types of Elder Abuse & Their Warning Signs

Abuse of the elderly can take a variety of different forms. Some types of elder abuse involve intimidation or threats against the elderly, some involve neglect, and others involve financial scams and exploitation. Sometimes abuse of elders comes at the hands of their own family members, and other times the abuse comes at the hands of nursing home facilities or paid caregivers. Categories of elder abuse also include involuntary...
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11 Deaths at Huntington Hospital Among Patients Infected By Dirty Scopes

A Pasadena Public Health Department investigation report was released earlier this month revealing that 16 patients at Huntington Hospital were infected with the “superbug” following procedures with tainted Olympus medical scopes between January 2013 and August 2015. Health officials reported that 11 of those 16 patients have died, with only one death certificate listing the scope-related bacteria as the cause of death. The hospital had previously reported that only...
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Common Sign and Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy

Pregnancy is a magical time, followed by an even more magical moment of giving birth. One of the most important wishes of every parent is to give birth to a healthy child. Unfortunately, this wish does not always come true. Not all babies are born healthy. Some come into this world with serious impairments and disabilities. While some of these impairments come about as a result of no one’s...
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Can I Recover Compensation If My Doctors Misdiagnosed My Heart Attack?

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. Approximately 610,000 people die of heart disease every year in the country. Timely diagnosis of this serious disease is important because the longer an individual goes untreated, the more permanent damage may result. Unfortunately, healthcare professionals commonly misdiagnose heart disease. Although mistakes...
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How To Hire a Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Hospital records show that approximately 200,000 deaths are recorded each year due to medical accidents. This shocking statistic validates the importance of filing a medical malpractice claim if you or a loved one has been injured or has died due to the negligent actions of a medical provider. Hiring the right medical malpractice lawyer to represent you when you or a loved one has been injured or died due...
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The Common Signs of Medical Malpractice

Physicians do their best to diagnose and treat illnesses in their patients, but mistakes are common. According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 7% of all doctors from 1991-2005 faced a medical malpractice case. The US Department of Health and Human Services reports 587,765 total malpractice reports filed in the past decade alone. If you believe that you may be a victim of medical malpractice, carefully consider...
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How to Determine If You Have a Claim Against Your Doctor

If you have been injured in the course of your medical treatment, or you believe your doctor acted negligently, recklessly, fraudulently or maliciously, you may have a claim for compensation. This is known as a medical malpractice claim. While many people may think they have a medical malpractice lawsuit for every mistake their doctor makes during treatment, this may not be true. The truth is, a medical malpractice case...
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Prop 46: Bringing Justice to Injured Patients

Preventable medical mistakes and errors cause approximately 440,000 deaths every year in the United States, making it the nation’s third leading cause of death behind only cancer and heart disease. Although mistakes and errors are made in any profession, medical negligence can seriously impact the life of the patient and even result in death. Patients who are injured as a result of the medical negligence have the option of...
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The California Cap in Medical Malpractice Claims: What About Inflation?

The unfair low limits on pain and suffering awarded in a California medical malpractice lawsuit has been under controversy for years. While the simple fix would be to simply remove the low cap on the reward, few things of genuine importance are simple in California’s Capitol. As California’s law still stands, a victim of medical negligence may only be awarded a maximum of $250,000 for pain and suffering. Although...
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