The aging baby boomer population has resulted in an increase in elder abuse cases. But a big challenge in suing over elder abuse, at least in California, is differentiating the claims from those in medical malpractice cases, which are limited by statute to $250,000 in noneconomic damages, according to Louanne Masry of Taylor & Ring in Los Angeles, who brings both types of cases.

Masry, daughter of the late Ed Masry of “Erin Brokovich” fame, also weighed in during an interview on Proposition 46, an initiative on California’s ballot next month that, if passed, would lift the medical malpractice cap. (Her firm is a major donor to the campaign supporting Proposition 46.)

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