State Law May Limit the Amount of Compensation Plaintiffs Receive

A California medical malpractice lawyer notes that a jury award of more than $1.5 million may be lowered due to a state law limiting pain and suffering awards in medical malpractice lawsuits. A pair of siblings were awarded the money after doctors at the University of California Los Angeles failed to diagnose or repair their mother’s stomach perforation. Affected patients injured due to the fault of a healthcare provider may be able to pursue claims for compensation with the help of a medical malpractice attorney.

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Attorneys Argue that UCLA Doctors Failed to Diagnose Stomach Perforation

Though a pair of siblings were awarded $1.75 million in a recent medical malpractice suit involving the death of their mother, they may never see the majority of that sum. According to the Daily Bruin, California’s one-time Gov. Jerry Brown passed an act limiting medical malpractice lawsuit pain and suffering damages to $250,000 back in 1975, and this may prove to be a factor in the recent award.

Some members of the Los Angeles Superior Court jury who helped determine the size of the award are said to be upset by the possible development, which may reduce the sum given to the plaintiffs following their mother’s death.  According to plaintiffs’ attorneys, physicians at UCLA failed to diagnose or treat their 44-year-old mother’s stomach perforation while she was under their care for a hiatal hernia repair. Plaintiffs’ attorneys believe the defendants will soon request that the award be reduced, citing the decades-old law.

How a California Medical Malpractice Lawyer Can Help

Patients who have been injured due to the fault of a healthcare provider may be entitled to compensation. Damages may include:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain and Suffering

The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.

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