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!
The Haggai Law Firm shared 38 Is too Late's photo.
Shameful! The Seventh Amendment is supposed to protect this right to a trial by jury! Legislators have no right to take it away!
The pelvis is a ring-like structure of bones, which consists of three bones (1) the ilium; (2) the ischium; and (3) the pubis. Pelvic fractures are common injuries in automobile versus pedestrian, bicycle, motorcycle or slip and fall accidents. These injuries can be extremely painful and recovery can take a while, significantly impacting the patient’s life.
Symptoms for a pelvic fracture may include:
Stable fractures may not require surgery. These fractures require that the patient use crutches or a walker, and will not be able to put all of their weight on their legs while walking. Pelvic fractures that result from high-energy trauma, such as car accidents, are often life-threatening injuries because of the extensive bleeding. In these cases, doctors may use an external fixator to stabilize the pelvic area. This device has long screws that are inserted into the bones on each side and connected to a frame outside the body. These high-energy fractures may have significant complications, including severe bleeding, internal organ damage, and infection.