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New California Ballot Initiative in 2022 Adjusts Limitations in Medical Negligence Cases

By Renee Nordstrand on October 5, 2021

An empty operating room in a hospital.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.

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October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Renee Nordstrand on October 12, 2017

ribbon-symbol-2818640_1280To encourage breast cancer awareness, St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Camarillo, California, is holding its 8th annual “Breast Symposium” on October 14th.

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