Fein V. Permanente Medical Group

Fein V. Permanente Medical Group

Fein V. Permanente Medical Group

In this medical malpractice action, both parties appeal from a judgment awarding plaintiff about $1 million in damages. Defendant claims that the trial court committed reversible error during the selection of the jury, in instructions on liability as well as damages, and in failing to order that the bulk of plaintiff’s award be paid periodically  rather than in a lump sum. Plaintiff defends the judgment against defendant’s attacks, but maintains that the trial court, in fixing damages, should not have applied two provisions of the Medical Injury Compensation  Reform Act of 1975 (MICRA): Civil Code section 3333.2, which limits noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases to $250,000, and Civil Code section 3333.1, which modifies the traditional “collateral source” rule in such litigation. Plaintiff’s claims are based on a constitutional challenge similar to the challenges

Fein V. Permanente Medical Group

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