Special Problems for Medical Malpractice Cases in California

San Francisco Catastrophic Injury Attorneys

One of the reasons that handling medical malpractice cases in California is so challenging is due to existing legislation that can negatively affect victims. The Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act, in addition to several court rulings, make pursuing medical malpractice cases very difficult for victims and the lawyers who represent them. We at The Scarlett Law Group are well-versed when it comes to handling medical malpractice cases in California. We have successfully recovered millions of dollars in compensation for serious personal injury cases by using our vast resources and seasoned skills in the courtroom.


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Special Problems in California Malpractice Cases

Some special problems that are California-specific include:

  • California medical malpractice victims must accept compensation in periodic payments, even if a jury ruled toward lump sum compensation.
  • Victims cannot receive more than $250,000 in compensation for pain and suffering and other non-economic damages.
  • If the victim continues to have health insurance, the doctors involved do not have to pay for the victim’s medical bills.
  • The attorney fees for medical malpractice cases are capped, which dissuades highly experienced lawyers from taking on these kinds of cases.

Passionately Protecting the Rights of the Seriously Injured

For more than 25 years, our firm has been handling all kinds of catastrophic injury cases, including those involving medical malpractice. Despite the difficulties posed by existing legislation, we are passionate when protecting the rights of those we represent. We strengthen claims with the help of outside experts to determine and prove liability. If you have been seriously injured because of medical negligence, let us help you stand up for your rights.

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