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Overturning Medical Malpractice Caps in California

Overturning Medical Malpractice Caps in California
Today, Trial Guides contributed an additional $10,000 to the California Fairness for Patients' Act campaign.  California has had a malpractice cap for non-economic damages of $250,000.  The cap has been in place since 1975 with no increase for the rate of medical inflation or even the annual inflation rate.  California presently has the lowest non-economic damage cap in the United States.  
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Patrick Malone on Winning Medical Malpractice Cases With The Rules of the Road Technique

Patrick Malone on Winning Medical Malpractice Cases With The Rules of the Road Technique

The following is from an interview of Trial Guides author Patrick Malone on his book Winning Medical Malpractice Cases Using the Rules of the Road Technique:

Trial Guides: What made you want to write your book Winning Medical Malpractice Cases with The Rules of the Road Technique?

Patrick Malone: This is one of those areas where the old days are so different from the modern era. In the old days a plaintiff’s lawyer was worried about getting a top expert and then once you have the expert, you’ve got a case. Within the last 10-15 years it’s just been one horror show after another where people with good cases keep losing...

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The Medical Malpractice Myth Recommended by ATLA

The Medical Malpractice Myth Recommended by ATLA

If you face tort reform, or non-economic caps in your state, you need “The Medical Malpractice Myth.” Author Tom Baker, widely recognized as a leading expert on insurance law, dispels myths regarding: 

  • the amount of malpractice litigation occurring; 
  • the amount of malpractice verdicts; 
  • the frivolous nature of these claims; and 
  • doctors fleeing states without caps.
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