Doctors take an oath to do no harm, but mistakes happen nonetheless, causing serious injuries and even death. Since 1955, Haley Law Offices P.C. has helped injured patients obtain compensation for injuries inflicted by healthcare providers. Medical malpractice cases are notoriously difficult to prosecute, because the complexity of modern medicine makes it difficult to prove negligence was the precise cause of a patient’s injury. Haley Law Offices P.C. is an established and respected firm with the knowledge and resources to manage medical malpractice cases, and to take them all the way to trial when necessary to secure a fair outcome.
Haley Law Offices P.C. provides aggressive representation for a wide array of healthcare provider errors, including:
These, and many other preventable errors, can lead to serious injury and wrongful death.
In 1975, California clamped down on what were viewed as excessive jury awards for medical malpractice cases by passing the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA). MICRA imposed a cap of $250,000 on non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, mental anguish and loss in quality of life. Economic damages, such as medical bills and loss of income stemming from the injury, were unaffected.
Though California does not cap punitive damages for most medical malpractice claims, these are extremely difficult to win, since they require your personal injury attorney to prove that the healthcare professional acted with malice or fraud.
Potential plaintiffs should also understand the statute of limitations in California malpractice cases. An injured patient may file a malpractice claim up to one year after the discovery of the act that caused the injury or up to three years from the date that injury occurred, whichever comes first.
Haley Law Offices P.C. helps injured patients find justice in medical malpractice and wrongful-death cases. If you’ve suffered harm caused by a negligent healthcare provider, call us today at 510-629-6455 or contact us online. We offer a free, no obligation consultation in our office or on the phone.