New California Ballot Initiative in 2022 Adjusts Limitations in Medical Negligence Cases
Medical professionals can be held liable in medical malpractice lawsuits for injuries they cause their patients through negligence. In 1975 California set a cap of $250,000 for medical malpractice noneconomic damages. These types of damages include pain and suffering, mental anguish, emotional trauma, scarring and disfigurement, and diminished quality of life. A new ballot initiative proposes to increase the $250,000 cap based on inflation since 1975.
October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
To encourage breast cancer awareness, St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Camarillo, California, is holding its 8th annual “Breast Symposium” on October 14th.