Medical Malpractice

How Much Is My Orange County Medical Malpractice Case Worth?

This is probably the question that Orange County medical malpractice lawyers hear the most, but it is also probably the hardest to answer. It is often impossible to predict the value of a medical malpractice case in the early stages because the full extent and the duration of your injuries is unknown.While an Orange Count medical malpractice lawyer probably won’t be able to put a specific dollar value on...
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Feds Raid Local San Bernardino Hospital

Current events at the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton still have people wondering about the status of previous attempts to cite hospital staff for medical malpractice. A recent article from NBC in Southern California outlines a raid on the facility by FBI agents and others who confiscated documents. While the raid did not seem to be connected to legal investigations that have been conducted over several years into...
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California Insurance Companies Update Services

Some medical malpractice insurance companies in the state of California are moving into the twenty-first century, updating their methods to offer clients easy policy research through the internet. A recent Business Newsstory features a Southern California medical malpractice firm called Madison Healthcare Insurance Services. The story shows how the firm has created easy-to-use websites that offer doctors, providers and others more access to policy information. When unfortunate events call...
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Health Care Reform Trackers Criticize California Medical Malpractice Law

Journalists are showing why a current health care reform initiative should not be similar to prior California efforts to limit payouts for medical injuries. Recent articles cite the state’s Medical Injury Compensation Reward Act (MICRA) as something that capped injury awards at $250,000. Consumer advocates contend that this kind of legislation makes it very difficult for potential plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases to find good legal representation and seek...
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Twelve California Hospitals Under Fire, Orange County Facility Cited

A recent Los Angeles Times story shows that courts have fined 12 California hospitals for medical errors involving medical overdoses, surgical error and much more. The California Department of Public Health has mandated corrective treatment plans for the involved facilities, which include the USC University Hospital near downtown Los Angeles and 11 more hospitals across the state. Legal action against the hospitals has revealed instances in which medical workers...
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The Power of Proactive Communications in Medical Malpractice Cases

Resources from the California State Bar Journal show that an apology can go a long way. Highlighting a recent case involving the Kent Hospital in Warwick, R.I., the feature article shows that a public apology from representatives of a medical care facility can help to compel victims of medical malpractice to settle rather than drag a case through the courts. The case of Michael Woods, 49, who died in...
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Medical Board Hears Testimony From Octomom’s Doctor

An October 20 meeting of the Medical Board of California in Los Angeles uncovered more details about the “Octomom Doctor” who helped Nadya Suleman get pregnant with embryos that resulted in her famous octuplet birth. Dr. Michael Kamrava faced charges of medical negligence in multiple cases including his work with Suleman and another woman who engaged in a multiple birth. News reports indicate that although Kamrava pursued treatments out...
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Anaheim Doctor Lost License Once, Accused of Another Death

An Anaheim physician whose license had been revoked in 2002 but reinstated is again facing serious allegations of negligence after the death of a woman during an abortion. The license of the Anaheim obstetrician-gynecologist was suspended pending a recent California Medical Board hearing. According to records, the doctor is being investigated for the following: Administering anesthesia without knowing the safe dosage Practicing medicine in an unlicensed office Performing surgery...
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California Legal Malpractice Laws

Proving that someone is guilty of malpractice can be very difficult. From a professional perspective, the stakes could not be higher for someone accused of malpractice. If you think that your attorney is guilty of “improper or immoral conduct in the performance of duties, done either intentionally or through carelessness or ignorance,” then you may wish to contact an experienced California legal malpractice lawyer to investigate the matter. However,...
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Attorney Faces Legal Malpractice Charges in Addition to Fraud

Federal prosecutors have asked a court to permanently disbar a St. Louis attorney who has been sued by some of his former clients for legal malpractice for promoting allegedly fraudulent tax schemes. The lawyer is one of many tax preparers across the country facing federal charges brought by the U.S. Department of Justice. Federal prosecutors say that the attorney sold fraudulent schemes to mostly wealthy clients in Missouri. The...
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