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Santa Clarita Medical Malpractice Attorney

Experienced Counsel for Malpractice Cases in Los Angeles County


Unfortunately, a medical malpractice case is one of the most difficult and challenging cases to pursue. There are many reasons for this, which include the difficulty in proving that a healthcare professional was negligent, the costs associated with pursuing a case, and the public’s inherent perception that healthcare professionals are very good at what they do and should not be held accountable for negligent acts. Couple this with the unfortunate perception that a medical malpractice verdict will increase everybody’s insurance rates, and the claimant bringing the medical malpractice case has a very uphill battle.

Our medical malpractice attorney in Santa Clarita has extensive experience with these complex cases. Contact us at (661) 679-5325 for a free consultation.

Navigating Complex Laws to Seek Fair Compensation

In the early 1970s, prompted by the cry from medical insurance companies and medical professionals that medical malpractice verdicts were out of control, the California legislature responded with a body of laws, known as MICRA, that puts severe restrictions on the recovery for medical malpractice victims. This includes a cap of $250,000 for pain, suffering, and emotional distress, regardless of how serious the injury that resulted from the malpractice. (Economic damages, such as loss of earnings or total medical expenses actually paid or to be paid in the future by the claimant, are still unlimited.) It should be known that this $250,000 cap has not been adjusted for the cost of inflation in more than 35 years. If adjusted for inflation, the $250,000 cap would far exceed $1 million dollars.

As a result of the cap, many attorneys are unwilling to accept medical malpractice cases unless the economic damages are quite high. At the Law Offices of Barry L. Edzant, we believe that a victim of a healthcare provider’s negligence should have access to the legal system, even for cases that do not approach the $250,000 cap. Therefore, we undertake selective medical malpractice cases with values under the $250,000 limit.

Because of the nature of these claims, we are very selective in the cases we take, and liability must be reasonably clear. Furthermore, the injury incurred by the victim must be easily proven from the negligence. Our most important criterion for accepting a medical negligence case, however, is that we truly feel our client is deserving of compensation. The injuries suffered by our client at the hands of a physician must have a substantial impact on the victim’s life. The cases we undertake will, therefore, be carefully screened for the ability to prove negligence, as well as having a sympathetic client who is likely to win the hearts of a jury. Since the majority of medical malpractice cases throughout the state of California are lost at trial, undertaking a medical malpractice case requires investigation even prior to acceptance of the case to ensure that the case is provable.

Trust the Law Offices of Barry L. Edzant for knowledgeable medical malpractice representation. Call (661) 679-5325 or complete our contact form for a free consultation to find out if you have a strong case.

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