What is the potential liability in a medical malpractice case in California?

The defendants in a California medical malpractice claim are potentially liable for all of the plaintiff’s tangible economic losses. The defendants are also potentially liable for noneconomic losses such as pain and suffering. However, those losses are limited to $250,000. Punitive damages are possible but rare in California.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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