An anesthesiologist has been disciplined by the Medical Board of California and placed on probation for three years after contributing to the death of a dental patient. According to the Board, Dr. Barry Lynn Friedberg gave anesthesia to 57-year-old Paula Kane during a dental procedure. He did not have a permit to administer anesthesia in...
California’s Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) places a cap of $250,000 on pain-and-suffering damages, also known as non-economic damages. However, the top court in California, the California Supreme Court, has recently agreed to hear Hughes vs. Pham, a case which challenges the constitutionality of this cap.   The plaintiffs in the case allege that...
Under California’s Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA), damages related to pain and suffering (also known as non-economic damages) as a result of medical malpractice cannot exceed $250,000.   Back in November, Proposition 46 was defeated, with 67% of California voters rejecting the ballot measure, which aimed to increase the cap on pain-and-suffering damage awards....
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