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Medical Negligence Lawsuit Against Doctors Who Treat Older PatientsIndividuals over the age of 65 account for a greater share of medical care than any other age group in the United States. As such, with the our aging population medical malpractice against the elderly is a growing dilemma resulting in tens of thousands of serious medical complication and deaths each year. Older adults are particularly vulnerable to instances of medical malpractice.

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Common Types of Medical Malpractice Claims Amongst The Elderly: Some of the most common type or medical negligence amongst individual over the age of 65 in the United States are as follows
  • Medication errors – Nursing Home and Nursing Care prescription drug errors
  • Failure to properly diagnose a heart attack or stroke
  • Surgical errors
  • Failure to Diagnose cancer in time
  • Failure of nursing home staff to proved for medical treatment to contact emergency medical professionals in time of a medical emergency
California Law and Medical Malpractice: The state of California has place certain retractions on a victims ability to receive just compensation due to the medical negligence or malpractice of a practicing medical professional. Some of those restrictions are provided below.
  • Reporting laws: Under CA Med Mal Laws settlements and verdicts in medical malpractice claims at or over $30,000 must be submitted to the California Medical board and published. This has a detrimental effect on patients rights because most doctors will fight tooth and nail and spends excessive amounts of money on legal fees before they accept a settlement of verdict that has to be published and sent to the California Medical Board.
  • Cap on Non Economic Damages: NEC’s or Non economic damages are capped in the state of California is cases of medical malpractice at $250,000. Non economic damages include pain and suffering mental anguish and punitive damages.
  • One Year Deadline To File: Generally victims of personal injury have two years to file a claim. However in instances of injury resulting from medical malpractice an claimant has only one year from the date of the injury to file a claim.

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