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.
For more information about how our legal team can assist you,
call us today.