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!
Have you been involved in an automobile accident and sustained a back injury? Were you injured on the job while working in an industrial or construction job? If you or a loved is the victim of a spinal cord injury or spine injury in Los Angeles, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. The Haggai Law Firm located in Los Angeles, California, has the experience and courtroom know-how to file your claim and recover the maximum amount of money for your injuries, suffering, and lost wages. Perhaps no injury is as life-altering and serious as a back injury, and if you have suffered the trauma of this type of injury, you have rights.
Each year in the United States, there are around 10,000 new reports of spinal cord injuries. Many of these injuries were preventable, and are the direct result of the actions of another person or company. When the actions of someone else cause injury to others, their actions are negligent. This negligence oftentimes results in injuries to the body that can cause paralysis, either partial or total. If the spinal cord injury involves the cervical section of the spine, quadriplegia can result, and the victim is left without the use of arms or legs. Paraplegia is also an outcome of spinal cord injury, and causes the lower half of the body to become paralyzed, generally as a result of damage or trauma to the thoracic region of the spin. Paralysis, in these instances, is usually permanent.
Back injuries and spinal cord injuries can negatively impact the injured person in many ways, and also have an impact on those who care for them. Most spinal cord injuries come with a huge price tag for medical bills, therapy, surgery, and other procedures that the injured spinal cord victim may require. A serious spinal cord injury can make it impossible for the victim to work, although he or she will still need money for their living expenses. The situation is often complicated even further by the need for loved ones to stop working so that they can care for the victim.
Since a spinal cord injury is so devastating both physically, mentally, and financially, contacting a personal injury law firm right away following the accident is of the utmost importance. Haggai Law Firm can help the victim of spinal cord injury and their family to seek out the responsible party and file a claim for damages that can including monetary compensation for: