Tag Archives: Medical Malpractice

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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Elements of a Medical Malpractice Claim

Medical negligence is a stain on an otherwise selfless medical profession. Millions of patients visit their doctors each year without any problems. Doctors and other medical professionals dedicate more than 30 years of their lives studying and work long hours to treat and cure sick individuals. But the fact remains that medical negligence does happen and the consequences are life altering. If you have been injured due to the...
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Medical Malpractice: What’s the Statute of Limitations for Filing an Action?

In general, individuals who believe that they have been exposed to medical misconduct of some sort such that they sustained an injury will have three years from the date of the injury to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.  However, as any Los Angeles medical malpractice lawyer can tell you, in cases where the medical malpractice action is based on the existence of a foreign object that is later found...
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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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