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ACCESS TO MEDICAL RECORDS IN CALIFORNIA NURSING HOMES IS A RIGHT

By William Bibb |

Are you having difficulty getting your records from a nursing home? The patient and/or his/her relatives, in appropriate situations, have rights to inspect and copy their nursing home records. Knowing these rights will help you obtain the medical records. Residents of nursing homes have the right to inspect their medical records within 24 hours… Read More »

What is the Discovery Rule?

By William Bibb |

The discovery rule is a type of equitable tolling of the statute of limitations. If plaintiff did not know of facts that would have caused a reasonable person to suspect that he or she had suffered harm that was caused by someone else’s wrongful conduct; or a reasonable (good faith) investigation would not have… Read More »

MICRA DOES NOT APPLY TO A WRONGFUL DEATH CAUSED BY ELDER ABUSE

By William Bibb |

On May 23, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB35, legislation to modernize the system for awarding damages in medical malpractice cases in California. The new legislation makes significant changes to the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA). MICRA’s cap on non-economic damages for wrongful death has been raised from $250,000.00 to $500,000.00, but if… Read More »

Questions To Ask Before You Hire A Personal Injury Attorney

Questions To Ask Before You Hire A Personal Injury Attorney

By William Bibb |

When considering filing a personal injury claim, it is important for prospective clients to select an appropriate attorney. Doing this typically involves asking various questions to determine the lawyer’s costs, experience, and likely commitment levels, which can help manage client expectations. Discover the questions to ask before you hire a personal injury attorney and… Read More »

MASS TORTS – WHAT’S THAT?

By William Bibb |

According to Wikipedia, the definition of a mass tort is: “A mass tort is a civil action involving numerous plaintiffs against one or a few defendants in state or federal court. The lawsuits arise out of the defendants causing numerous injuries through the same or similar act of harm. . .” In most cases,… Read More »

WHAT IS NDMA AND WHY IS IT BAD FOR YOU?

By William Bibb |

Ask the manufacturers of the popular antacid drug, Zantac. Did you know that Zantac, a popular ani-heartburn medication was one the largest selling drugs in the world? It was “initially FDA-approved”; later it was sold over the counter, but the FDA in 2019 announced the first of many voluntary recalls of Ranitidine products like… Read More »

Who Pays for My Medical Bills if I am Hurt on the Job?

By William Bibb |

 You got injured on the job, and you want to make sure that you’re going to have insurance coverage pay for your injuries. You don’t have to worry about covering these costs in addition to your normal medical expenses. You can rest assured your bills will be covered.  If you got sick or injured… Read More »

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR INITIAL CONSULTATION WITH A LAWYER ON A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE MATTER

By William Bibb |

How can you, as a client, have the most productive initial consultation with a medical malpractice lawyer? Our office will need to know the date of the incident, names of medical facilities and physicians for the initial consultation. Strict time limitations apply to tort cases. The client is responsible for providing applicable dates to… Read More »

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR INITIAL CONSULTATION WITH A LAWYER ON A PERSONAL INJURY MATTER

By William Bibb |

How can you, as a client, have the most productive initial consultation with a personal injury lawyer? Our office will need to know the date of the accident or other occurrence for the initial consultation. Strict time limitations apply to tort cases. The client is responsible for providing applicable dates to the attorney during… Read More »

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