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Medical Malpractice Initiative Will Appear on November Ballot

Over the past year, consumer advocates across the state of California have been thinking about the current cap on medical malpractice damages and the possibility for raising that cap.  According to an article in Reuters, just last week advocates in favor of raising the medical malpractice cap indicated that “they had gathered…

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California Earns “F” Grade for Emergency Room Capacities

After a serious accident, injury victims often are transported to a local hospital. However, a personal injury can become significantly worse if it’s not treated properly and quickly. A recent article in the Los Angeles Times suggests that speedy injury treatment may be a problem for some California hospitals. Specifically,…

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$9 Million UC Davis Medical Malpractice Settlement

A recent out-of-court medical malpractice settlement in Sacramento awarded the parents of Leah Gumb $9 million. Nearly two years ago, Leah Gumb suffered permanent brain damage after she was born at the UC Davis Medical Center, according to KTXL Sacramento. This case concerned a C-section that doctors failed to perform…

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More News About the Medical Malpractice Cap

Back in August, we told you about a California ballot initiative that is looking to raise the cap for medical malpractice awards. Many commentators believe the cap should be relaxed, permitting victims of medical malpractice to collect more than a mere $250,000. The Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) put…

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Dr. Conrad Murray Case Highlights Criminal vs. Civil Medical Malpractice Issues

Many San Diego wrongful death lawyers will be watching the legal battles of Dr. Conrad Murray, doctor of the late pop-star Michael Jackson, even more closely in the coming year. Dr. Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter on November 7 in a criminal trial that caught the world’s attention.…

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California Medical Malpractice Rarely Results in Discipline, Says Watchdog Organization

Doctors are some of the most well-respected members of our communities. They are usually highly trained, caring, and competent people. We can probably all think of a great doctor that helped us or a loved one get through a difficult period in our lives. Unfortunately, just like in any other…