June 27, 2022
Finally, after almost 50 years, medical negligence cases will see a significant law change which is way overdue for victims of medical negligence. In the 1970s, California legislators capped victims’ compensation for non-economic damages, or “pain and suffering” at $250,000. This cap has never been adjusted for inflation which would be well over $1,000,000.00 in 2022. Beginning in 2023, however, the cap for non-economic damages will be increased to $350,000, then adjusted annually. This is terrific news for injured victims at the hands of negligent health care providers.