California Attorney, How and Why

For more than 20 years, Scott S. Harris has been representing malpractice and other types of personal injury claims for clients in his hometown of San Diego, CA.

  • When to sue a hospital vs. an individual practitioner for medical malpractice
    The choice between suing a hospital or a doctor depends on the details of the case, the level of responsibility involved and the desired legal outcome. Identifying the legal standing of each party can help pinpoint who should be held accountable. These factors are key…
  • Steps to file a Medical Malpractice lawsuit
    The process typically includes several steps, ranging from determining the nature of the malpractice to engaging with the legal system to present your case. Start here…
  • Does a slam dunk personal injury case require an attorney?
    Do you believe you have a slam dunk personal injury case because it will be easy to prove, with eyewitnesses and even video evidence in your favor? In this article, we’ll explore some compelling reasons to hire an attorney, even when your case seems easy to win.
  • Why it’s hard to prove medical malpractice
    Understanding the complexities of proving medical malpractice and the actions you need to take to build a solid case.
  • How many medical malpractice cases per year in the US?
    Millions of people each year are victims of negligence when it comes to the medical care they receive. However, on average, only 20,000 cases of medical negligence are filed each year. Why?
  • What is a hospital ombudsman?
    More and more people these days are relying on hospital ombudsmen to navigate a health care system that’s more and more complicated and often overwhelming. What is the job of the hospital ombudsman?
  • MICRA Law Changes,2022
    In 1975 former governor, Jerry Brown, signed into law the Medical Malpractice Compensation Reform Act or MICRA, the intent being to reduce malpractice premiums. For the past 47 years, victims of malpractice were only allowed to recover $250,000 in general damages. On May, 23, 2022, that all changed.
  • Medical malpractice news in California
    A ballot initiative is now eligible for the November 2022 election which proposes to raise the cap of $250,000 on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits.

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