Christa R. Haggai, Attorney-at-Law
#MICRA #MedicalMalpractice - For 38 years the amount of compensation that can be received by a victim of preventable medical errors has been limited to $250,000 regardless of the severity of the injury or the degree of negligence. This is the result of a California law called MICRA that was passed nearly four decades ago and has never been adjusted for inflation. Efforts are beginning in Sacramento to correct this injustice and increase the amount of possible compensation to a level commensurate with today's dollars. Since 1975, the cost of everything has risen except for the value placed on the life of someone injured or killed by such preventable medical negligence.
The L.A. Business Journal is running a MICRA poll. If you click on this link http://www.labusinessjournal.com/ for the May 22 issue go to the bottom right hand side, and vote your conscience. The wording of the poll is below, but go to the link to vote..
Thank you for your few minutes and start getting the message out there that MICRA must be changed..
READER POLL: Should the cap on medical malpractice awards be changed?
( ) No, it keeps the cost of health care down.
( ) Yes, low awards aren't fair to those who have been harmed.
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#Medicalmalpractice #healthcare #lawsuits #medical error #tortreform - Great article discussing how medical malpractice lawsuits can actually help improve patient care. The information was learned from interviews with hospital risk managers. We need to get to a point when we realize we all want the same goal, safer, affordable healthcare! Right now, "[e]ach year tens of thousands of people die, and hundreds of thousands more are injured, as a result of medical error." This needs to change and the courthouse doors need to be open to those who are harmed by medical errors!
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Shameful! The Seventh Amendment is supposed to protect this right to a trial by jury! Legislators have no right to take it away!
If you are in need of a birth injury lawyer, you need to consult The Haggai Law Firm right away. Children are vulnerable and even more so during child birth. Any damage or injury sustained during this process can become a mistake that has lifelong repercussions. Our firm understands the sensitivity of these events and will work tirelessly to ensure that you and your family are supported in order to receive the compensation and treatment you deserve.
The Haggai Law firm is a reputable boutique firm based in Los Angeles dedicated to personal injury law. Our firm has been built on a foundation of compassion and personal dedication to each client, which is why we’ve become so successful in such sensitive types of cases in personal injury.
Many of the cases of birth injuries in Los Angeles result from malpractice on the part of hospital staff that carry out certain unnecessary practices. These injuries can be caused by the mother but also the process of delivery caused by the doctor. In some cases, doctors carry out procedures that are unnecessary, such as:
If you, your child or a loved one have experienced a birth injury in Los Angeles due to the negligence of someone who was responsible for safely delivering a child and treating a mother who has given birth, you need the assistance of a skilled birth injury lawyer.
Some examples of birth injuries include, but are not limited to, the following:
When it comes to compensation for the birth injuries in Los Angeles, the compensation can be either compensatory or punitive. The punitive damages are applicable when there is reckless conduct. On the other hand, compensatory damages seek to compensate you for financial loses that you incur due to the injury. This could include lost wages, medical bills and even funding for your life care or that of a loved one. There are compensatory damages that mainly focus on the psychological and physical effects of the birth injury.
The Haggai Law firm offers compassion and dedication in cases involving birth injuries in Los Angeles. Our goal is to provide our clients with the best, professional representation and advice in such a traumatic time. The personal injury law clearly states that for any injury that one endures under the hands of a professional’s negligent work, calls for appropriate compensation.
The emotional stress of to facing possible lifelong health problems due to a birth injury is difficult enough. The last thing a parent needs to deal with is the added burdens of dealing with insurance companies, defense attorneys, and the hospital who are all trying their best to fight against giving up compensation that the family needs and is entitled. The Haggai Law Firm is here to manage the tedious legal aspects of your birth injury case.