Christa R. Haggai, Attorney-at-Law
Good news in Florida! Hopefully, California voter will follow this lead!
Most doctors are good wonderful human beings who help and don't hurt. However, if you harm someone, you should be responsible for the full measure of the harm you cause. The $250 cap was put into place more than 38 years ago. Let's raise it to reflect the rate of inflation. Let's also say asking doctors to pee in a cup is not a bad thing! Good docs should not be afraid of this change!
"Trial lawyers and consumer groups are pushing a measure that would raise the cap on pain and suffering damages in medical malpractices cases from $250,000 to approximately $1.1 million. It would also require doctors to be drug tested and to check a statewide database when prescribing certain medications to clamp down on prescription drug abuse."
It is time for a change! Sometimes $250,000 for pain and suffering damages is not enough in light of the damage. Take a minute and watch this sort video - a story from a medical malpractice victim. Thanks!
The femur is the largest and strongest bone in the body; it is the bone that extends from the hip to the knee. The femur is difficult to break and requires significant force. Femoral shaft fractures and most commonly occur from high speed car crashes or significant falls.
The most common treatment for a femoral shaft fracture is the surgical placement of a metal rod down the center of the thigh bone, reconnecting the two ends of the bone and is secured with screws both above and below the fracture. The rod will generally remain in the patient for the rest of his or her life. Other less commonly used treatments of a femur fracture include a plate and screws or an external fixator. These treatment options may have to be used if a rod cannot be used for some reason.
Pain management is also important for the treatment of these types of fractures. Patients often take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen or naproxen, acetaminophen and/or opioids.
Following any surgery, the patient will need fairly extensive physical therapy. This therapy will be necessary to help reduce stiffness and restore movement in the injured leg. The therapy may take several months for complete healing.
Christa R. Haggai