MICRA Evolution: A New Dawn for Medical Malpractice Compensation

Since its establishment in 1975, the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) has been a cornerstone of California’s legal landscape, particularly in the realm of medical malpractice litigation. At the heart of this legislation was a contentious $250,000 cap on non-economic damages, including pain and suffering. However, in 2022, California’s legal landscape witnessed a significant […]
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How to Estimate a Plaintiff’s Retirement Age

When a Plaintiff can no longer work due to an injury, the loss of future earnings will span from the date of the incident all the way through their pre-incident retirement date. When most people think of retirement, age 65 is usually what pops into mind. To qualify for full Social Security Retirement Benefits, individuals […]
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When Pain & Suffering is Taken out of the Equation

In many cases, pain and suffering, which isĀ considered non-economic damages, isĀ a significant portion of the total damages. For example, the case of Russell Sheaffer vs. NuCO2* was one where the Plaintiff suffered personal injuries as a result of a motor vehicle incident. In June of 2015, the Plaintiff was awarded over $17 million in damages. […]
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