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California medical malpractice guidelines and statistics

Unfortunately for countless families across the state of California and the entire country, they are forced to endure the immediate and long-term consequences of fatal medical mistakes. And while some victims of medical negligence are successful in pursuing personal injury and wrongful death claims, others are left with few legal options for compensation. Current statistics and legislative guidelines shed light on medical malpractice procedures in the state of California.

Despite the fact that many people believe that interest in pursuing medical malpractice claims often revolves around winning a large monetary judgment, medmalfacts.com explains that of the relatively few accident victims that do file suits in the U. S., even fewer are awarded significant damages. According to researchers, accident victims are often compelled to file complaints in an effort to gain information about their medical care and injury in question, and that only a very small percentage of medical malpractice claims that go to trial result in monetary judgments. It’s also estimated that wrongful death claims typically result in monetary damages of a little less than $200,000.

According to equotemd.com, California’s Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act establishes limitations on the amount of monetary compensation that medical malpractice victims can receive, in addition to mandating other stipulations. For instance, no more than $250,000 can be awarded for pain and suffering in medical malpractice cases. Similarly, the measure specifies that most accident victims must file claims within one year of their injury. Accident victims are also generally required to give advance notice of their intention to pursue medical malpractice claims.

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