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!
Christa Haggai has worked on cases for Plaintiffs throughout Southern California that have resulted in verdicts and settlements in excess of the tens of millions of dollars in a variety of personal injury, employment and business dispute cases. Ms. Haggai’s clients have included: individuals injured by third parties while in the course and scope of employment; individuals injured while driving on Los Angeles Freeways such as the 405 freeway, the 5 freeway, the 10 freeway, the 101 freeway, the 110 freeway, and the 105 freeway; individuals involved in slip and fall accidents; individuals involved in bicycle accidents; pedestrians hit by cars in marked and unmarked crosswalks on busy streets in Los Angeles County; victims of medical malpractice; individuals wrongfully terminated from their employment; victims of sexual harassment; and business involved in disputes.
Ms. Haggai has tried or settled cases in the amount of tens of millions of dollars with individuals throughout Southern California and Los Angeles, who have suffered a variety of personal injuries including but not limited to: spinal cord injuries, including quadriplegia, paraplegia, cervical and lumbar disc injuries; rib fractures; leg fractures, arm and wrist fractures; knee injuries; shoulder injuries, including slap tears, rotator cuff tears; foot fractures; traumatic brain injuries, and wrongful death.
Christa R. Haggai