Medical Malpractice Litigation in the 21st Century
About the Book
A Lawyer's Guide to Successful Malpractice Litigation. In using this volume, keep in mind that it is a general view of what it is to be anticipated in prosecuting a medical malpractice case. However, no book is able to anticipate each situation and circumstance arising in the heat of battle. As such, use this book in conjunction with your own background, training and experience. Good luck! Nathaniel J. Friedman, Esq.
About the Author
Mr. Friedman is a well known trial lawyer in Los Angeles County. He began practice in 1962 following graduation (ranked 3d in his class) from Southwestern University School of Law and, within five years, began preparation and trial of medical malpractice cases almost exclusively. In 1970, Mr. Friedman ran, albeit unsuccessfully, for a seat in the Federal Legislature. In 1975, he was on the losing side of the “Battle of MICRA.” Since then, every pleading, every brief and every possible form, he has condemned MICRA and the constitutional outrage that it is. Over the decades, some of his victories include: Gami vs. Mulikin Medical Center (1993) 198 Cal. App. 4th 870; Espinoza vs. Little Co. Mary (1995) 31 Cal. App. 4th 1304 – counsel a trial level; Segura vs. Cardin (2001) unpublished opinion – Summary Judgment reversed – Court “punts” on constitutional issues); and Gonzalez vs. Chen (2011) 197 Cal. App. 4th 881 – MICRA fee limitations in minor’s cases held superseded by Rule 7.955 of the Calif. Rules of Court. Trial verdicts and settlements include: Bautista vs. Santa Teresita Hospital -- $6,229,000; Rosas vs Prototype HMO -- $2,600,000; Rodriguez vs. Doe, M.D. -- $3,029,000; Frumkin vs. Lim, et al. -- $3,250,000; Thompson vs. Doe Hospital -- $3,400,000; Turner vs Doe Foundation Health Plan – Arbitration Award -- $1,600,0000; Olivares vs. Doe Medical Center, et al. -- $1,300,00; Diaz vs. Doe Clinic -- $500,000; Campos vs. Doe Hospital -- $1,150,000; Vela vs. Doe Medical Center -- $2,050,000; Guerrero vs. Doe Hospital -- $800,000; Torres vs. Doe, M.D. -- $1,975,000; Mota vs. Doe, M.D., $1,000,000.