G.O.P. Bill Would Make Medical Malpractice Suits Harder to Win

Low-income people and older Americans would find it more difficult to win lawsuits for injuries caused by medical malpractice or defective drugs or medical devices under a bill drafted by House Republicans as part of their plan to replace the Affordable Care Act.

The bill would impose new limits on lawsuits involving care covered by Medicare, Medicaid or private health insurance subsidized by the Affordable Care Act. The limits would apply to some product liability claims, as well as to medical malpractice lawsuits involving doctors, hospitals and nursing homes.

Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, said the bill would limit “frivolous lawsuits that unnecessarily drive up health care costs.”

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Urgent: Your State’s Rights Under Attack! – Call your Congressperson Now!
A very important law in California is silently under attack, and no one knows.  It is a law that was designed to protect vulnerable elders and disabled adults.In 1991 the California Legislature declared that elderly and dependent adults were at a greater risk of abuse, neglect or abandonment, and that California had a responsibility to protect these vulnerable individuals. In an effort to protect those individuals, California enacted the Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act (“EADACPA”) in order to make it financially feasible for civil cases to be brought to prove fraudulent and bad acts of nursing home operators that were harming vulnerable people.   Facts discovered and developed in these civil cases have been used by public prosecutors to recover millions in fines for billing fraud against large corporate operators of nursing homes.

Welcome to Valentine Law Group APC
Focusing our practice in the area of elder and dependent adult abuse and neglect, serious personal injury and medical malpractice, the attorneys of Valentine Law Group represent the victims of negligence, neglect and abuse throughout Southern and Central California.

Our attorneys have extensive litigation and trial experience, and have obtained substantial awards for their clients both at the negotiating table and throughout California’s courtrooms. Principal attorney Kimberly A. Valentine has obtained multiple punitive damage awards at trial against some of the largest corporate nursing home chains in the country.

Our RESULTS page  illustrates the prior successes of our lawyers. For her tireless work, Ms. Valentine has twice been named an Orange County “Top Gun” by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association for her trial work in the area of elder abuse and neglect, and was a finalist for the prestigious “Street Fighter” award by the Consumer Attorneys of California in 2008.

According to recent statistics, there are approximately 225,000 incidents of elder abuse and nursing home neglect in California each year. [1] Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego and Riverside counties alone are responsible for almost half of all instances of abuse and neglect in the State. It is therefore imperative that victims of that abuse, and those positioned to advocate on their behalf, such as Valentine Law Group, take every action to bring justice to those victims, and as well make every effort to prevent future instances of neglect and abuse.

In addition to their work in the areas of elder abuse and neglect, the attorneys of Valentine Law Group also possess substantial experience and a proven record in the areas of catastrophic personal injury, highway design defect cases, police abuse and medical malpractice.

If you or someone you know has suffered a serious injury, or has been the victim of physical abuse, neglect or negligence, contact Valentine Law Group here or call (949) 265-9272. There is no charge for consultation.

Valentine Law Group represents clients throughout Northern and Central California, including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Fresno counties, and in the following areas of law:
Valentine Law Group “In the News”:
The New York Times, “Trump Moves to Impede Consumer Lawsuits Against Nursing Homes” Read More
The Orange County Register, “Woman injured at O.C. nursing home gets $3.1 million”
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Consumer Attorneys of California, “2008 Award Finalists Consumer Attorney of the Year and Street Fighter of the Year” Read More

The Orange County Register, “Jury awards $1 million in punitive damages in Laguna Hills nursing home trial”
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The Orange County Register, “Laguna Hills nursing home faces second negligence lawsuit”
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The Orange County Register, “Readers speak out about nursing home safety”
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“Results not typical. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Contact the lawyers of The Valentine Law Group for consultation.”