The defendants in a California medical malpractice claim are potentially liable for all of the plaintiff’s tangible economic losses. The defendants are also potentially liable for noneconomic losses such as pain and suffering. However, those losses are limited to $250,000. Punitive damages are possible but rare in California.
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