Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in California are Seeing Changes with New Legislation

For the first time in decades California’s Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) cap has been lifted by California Governor Gavin Newsom. On May 23, 2022 Governor Newson signed AB35 legislation “to modernize the system for awarding damages in medical malpractice cases in California.” What the legislation changes: The cap for non-economic or pain and …

KVK’s Seminal Medical Malpractice Decision Gives Plaintiffs a Chance

On March 12, 2020 we posted regarding Drexler v. Petersen (2016) 4 Cal.App.5th. 1181 (Drexler), litigated by Partner Michael T. Karikomi. At issue in that case was whether even a strongly developed suspicion of wrongdoing commences the statute of limitations in medical malpractice cases. (Id. at pp. 1196–1198). The Court of Appeal concluded in favor …

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