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Orange County Doctor Facing Numerous Medical Malpractice Lawsuits and the Suspension of His License

By Venardi Zurada |

An Orange County plastic surgeon is facing dozens of complaints from former patients and is the subject of an inquiry from the Orange County District Attorney after allegedly botching numerous procedures, one of which resulted in the death of a patient. A fellow plastic surgeon and the chief of plastic surgery at an Orange… Read More »

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California Plastic Surgeon Facing Over 30 Lawsuits Filed by Patients

By Venardi Zurada |

A California plastic surgeon is facing a litany of complaints including medical malpractice and battery for alleging touching patients in sensitive areas without their consent. He is also accused of posting their images to social media without their consent. An Orange County district attorney has filed a civil lawsuit against the doctor who faces… Read More »

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Governor Signs Bill Changing Rules for Medical Malpractice

By Venardi Zurada |

In May of 2023, Governor Newsom signed AB 35, a piece of legislation that modernized how medical malpractice lawsuits are litigated in the State of California. The bill was supported by entities on both sides of the debate. The new law makes two significant changes to MICRA (the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act) which… Read More »

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Limitations On Pain and Suffering Damages In California Med Mal Cases

By Venardi Zurada |

If you are successful in a medical malpractice case and the jury returns a verdict in your favor, there is still the matter of monetary damages to cover your losses. You might be familiar with how compensation works in personal injury cases, in which a victim is entitled to damages after an auto collision,… Read More »

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California’s Medical Malpractice Statute Of Limitations: Adults V. Children

By Venardi Zurada |

Every US state has a statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit to seek monetary damages in civil court, and there are some specific rules that apply to medical malpractice actions. Though a type of personal injury case, claims alleging negligence by health care providers are subject to a shorter deadline. The California Code… Read More »

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Patient Rights With Medication Administration

By Venardi Zurada |

Medications are among the most effective, non-invasive tools for preventing illness, treating ailments, and alleviating symptoms of medical conditions. With all this power, you can guess that the implications of medication errors are serious. Unfortunately, mistakes are quite common in both in-patient and out-patient settings. Statistics indicate that more than 7 million individuals are… Read More »

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California Medical Malpractice Cap Raised For First Time In 47 Years

By Venardi Zurada |

You do not need a background in economics to know that inflation will have numerous impacts over a period of almost five decades. California lawmakers finally addressed how it affects medical malpractice cases, and the move spells good news for victims. A San Francisco Chronicle article dated May 23, 2022 reported that the new… Read More »

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California Hospitals Graded For Fall 2021: Facilities from A To F

By Venardi Zurada |

Everyone knows what an “F” grade means for educational purposes, so researchers at a well-known health care non-profit group carried over this familiar system when issuing their assessment on hospitals across the US. The Leapfrog Group assigns letter grades related to patient safety performance, and the results are based upon survey responses. According to… Read More »

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Your Rights After a False Positive Cancer Misdiagnosis

By Venardi Zurada |

Being told that you have cancer is life-changing, so you probably expect that you would be happy to hear that your physician made a mistake in diagnosing you. However, a false-positive cancer diagnosis of any kind can be seriously harmful for your health and well-being in ways you did not expect. You may have… Read More »

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