Articles Tagged with medical malpractice

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Summary: Just Don’t Do It (Phalloplasty Surgery)!

Although I have no personal knowledge of this, I have heard that, when men go to the restroom, they check out each other’s penis size.  I would be inclined to think this is true since where else would men get the idea that they are too small?

Having said that, there was a porn star in the late ‘60s to late ‘80s, one John C. Holmes, who  starred in over 2,000 porn movies.  Stories varied as to the length of his penis, anywhere from 12-5/8″ long to 13-1/2″ long.  At the height of his career, Holmes claimed to have had his penis insured by Lloyd’s of London for $14 million, claiming that he was insured “for $1 million an inch”.  Thus, maybe it is the legendary Mr. Holmes who fueled the “need” for men to make their penises larger.

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Written by :  Patricia I. James**

In Post #7, I wrote about the cap of $250,000 on non-economic damages in California.  Basically, I said that it was an unfair cap that had not been revised since it was established in 1975.

In Post #14, I wrote that, if the Gavello case went to the California Supreme Court, it might find that the cap was unconstitutional.  I did not give that much hope but it was a thought.

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Written by:  Patricia I. James**

Summary: The MICRA cap referred to in Post #7 is again being challenged in a case filed in the California Court of Appeal. However, I don’t think it has the power to determine its constitutionality. That falls in the realm of the California Supreme Court.

Post #7, entitled “Here’s Why the California Cap on Non-economic Damages is Archaic,” set forth the caps in all of the states. This issue is being revisited due to the filing of an appeal by the family of a man who died after surgery in 2008. The appeal challenges the constitutionality of MICRA, the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act, enacted in 1975.