Doctors and other medical professionals have a high standard of care to meet with patients.
Mistakes and misjudgments can lead to long-term, painful illness and injuries, and even paralysis or death.
The medical practice laws in or around California allow patients who suffered an injury due to the negligence of a heath care professional to sue for money damages when the doctor, nurse or hospital fails to live up to that standard of care.
Many jurisdictions however, have limits on the amount that victims can recover from medical malpractice injuries, as well as time limits in which such actions must be filed.
ABPLA Certification in Medical Professional Liability - The American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (ABPLA) is the only organization accredited by the ABA to certify attorneys in medical professional liability law.
The AAJ is committed to promoting a fair and effective civil justice system while supporting the work of attorneys representing plaintiffs.
The CAOC serves both as a professional organization for California personal injury attorneys and other lawyers who represent plaintiffs, and as an advocacy group that opposes legislation that would limit access to the civil court system.