Managing Partner Dan Hodes was featured in the Daily Journal article, “Plaintiffs’ lawyers launch fresh fight against medical malpractice damages cap,” discussing one of many cases in which extreme instances of medical malpractice have challenged California’s Medical Injury Reform Act of 1975 (MICRA), legislation that caps an injured plaintiff’s noneconomic, or pain and suffering damages to $250,000.

The article highlights a recent case of a Santa Ana woman who, after having a root canal procedure, allegedly did not receive the proper antibiotics from her dentist, causing her to develop a widespread infection that led to a double amputation, and blindness in one eye. (Leaman v. Newport Dental Center).