What are the damages in a medical malpractice claim?
The other day, a woman contacted our office. Her husband, unfortunately, died of a heart attack in an emergency room. She believed that he passed away because they failed to diagnose the fact that he was having a heart attack three days before when he was in the ER. She wanted to know what sort of remedies would be available to her. In California, we have something called caps on medical malpractice claims, which means that if you’re loved one passes away due to a doctor’s medical negligence, you are only allowed to recover a maximum of $250,000. However, if you are injured through a doctor’s negligence and you live, it’s a little different. You’re capped at the $250,000 for any pain and suffering you might have, but you are entitled to recover economic damages, which would be the cost of medical bills, treatment, and lost wages that you suffer as a result of your injuries. Those are the different items that are recoverable for medical malpractice here in California.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured due to the fault of a medical professional and have questions about damages in medical malpractice cases?
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