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Defective Medical Products

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Are Boats Required to Have Insurance in California?

  California law does not require boaters to insure their boats. Despite California’s policy on boater’s insurance, it is wise to get coverage to minimize risks to your personal assets. Boating insurance is like car or home insurance; it covers

Is there a Cap on Medical Malpractice Liability in California?

You have the right to expect a high standard of care anytime a doctor or healthcare provider treats you. Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or provider’s negligence of a patient’s treatment causes them harm. Examples include mistakes in treatment or improper diagnoses.  Filing a medical malpractice claim holds the doctor accountable for their actions or inactions.

There is a specific deadline, a certain number of years, for filing any medical malpractice lawsuit against a healthcare provider. This deadline is the statute of limitations. Once the statute of limitations on a case “runs out”, the claim is no longer valid.

California’s statute of limitations to file a medical malpractice lawsuit is 3 years from the date of one’s injury, or one year from the date the injury was discovered or should have been discovered. There are some exceptions to the statute of limitations depending on the status of a minor or on other circumstances of the case.

The Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) of 1975 tried to lower any medical malpractice liability and place a limit on the amount of damages a victim can recover from a claim. Non-economic damages, or damages related to pain and suffering or any loss of enjoyment of life, are capped at $250,000. Depending on the overall settlement amount, there is also a limit on the fees attorneys can recover.

If someone is successful in their medical malpractice lawsuit, they can be paid in full upfront or in the form of periodic payments. Periodic payments are established under California statutory laws, and allow healthcare providers to pay their victims’ awards over time.

If you were seriously injured, due to a doctor’s or healthcare provider’s negligence, call our personal injury attorneys for a free consultation and case evaluation. A personal injury attorney can help victims recover damages for their injuries including medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost income.

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Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers

The attorneys at Kershaw, Cook & Talley successfully represent consumers in lawsuits against manufacturers and companies involving defective products and product recalls. Our experienced trial attorneys recover thousands of dollars on behalf of injured individuals in cases involving defective medical devices, dangerous drugs, car defects and more.

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Best Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers

At times, attorneys require further expertise and resources, legally and financially, to resolve a legal matter. We have the team, capability and dedication to handle challenging cases. If you have a case exceeding your resources with respect to workforce or experience, consider contacting our firm. We welcome referrals from firms in Sacramento and throughout the United States.

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Medical Malpractice Lawyers, Kershaw, Cook & Talley

We provide free case consultations. If you, or a loved one, suffered an injury due to another’s negligence or wrongful conduct, call our firm. We will examine your individual situation and explain your legal rights. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing injured individuals, in both jury trials and settlement negotiations.

Personal Injury Attorneys, Personal Legal Service.

Kershaw, Cook & Talley is a Sacramento law firm founded on the principle of helping our clients through personalized legal services. With this philosophy, Kershaw, Cook & Talley has garnered a statewide and national reputation for providing outstanding legal representation and obtaining significant compensation for our clients.

Nationally Recognized Personal Injury Law Firm.

We understand personal injury cases are often emotionally and financially straining. Our team of top personal injury attorneys in Sacramento is committed to seeking justice for individuals injured as a result of another's negligence or intentional misconduct. At Kershaw, Cook & Talley, our experienced personal injury attorneys will hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions.


“Bill and Stu worked expeditiously to get my hip claim resolved.
I couldn’t believe how personable they were and easy to contact.”

-S. Thomas

“Stuart helped me with a case involving a defective hip replacement. He was incredibly responsive to my calls and concerns and really kept me updated on what was going on in the litigation. Even though his office was not in my hometown, he actually flew out to meet with me. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the case and really helped me through a very difficult time.”

-Personal Injury Client, as seen on AVVO

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