LOSE A CHILD,
LOSE A LEG,
LOSE A SPOUSE…
Greedy insurance company executives have spent millions of dollars ensuring that the maximum compensation available to you for medical malpractice quality of life damages is $250,000.
Mia was negligently over sedated and then left unattended without monitoring as a baby, causing her to suffer permanent brain damage that resulted in cerebral palsy. Because of greedy insurance executives profiting off of a 45-year-old law that set a one-size-fits-all cap on compensation for injured patients in 1975 dollars, she will be limited to $250,000 for her quality of life damages and the jury that decides her case will be lied to.
It’s time to put an end to the most regressive medical negligence law in U.S. history (MICRA), the 45 year-old California law that favors Insurance Company profits over Civil Rights of Patients & countless Families whose loved ones are negligently killed each year. Medical Negligence is the 3rd leading cause of death, killing 400,000 Americans each year, while injuring & maiming over a million more.
For his lifetime of blindness, and cerebral palsy, a jury gave Steven Olsen $7 million for his lost quality of life and lifetime of disability. But in California, the insurance company is always the victor. And so the state slashed the verdict to the maximum compensation allowed by a 45 year old law, $250,000.
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– FORMER SENATOR BARBARA BOXER
45 YEARS AGO