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Medical Malpractice Lawsuits: An Overview of the Statute of Limitations in the State of California

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

Statute of limitations is a legal term that sets a time frame on a person’s right to file a claim about particular cases. Generally, this law is utilized so that there is no unreasonable amount of time before a person takes his or her case to a designated court. In the event that a… Read More »

RIGHT TO PRIVACY FOR PERSONAL INJURY LITIGANTS

By Sara Morgan |

Seven years ago, I wrote an article about privacy for plaintiffs pursuing lawsuits for their physical injuries.  Many times, a plaintiff might be forced to provide or allow inspection of very private information, including details from their doctor visits, medical records, pay stubs, W-2’s, information about their employment, earnings, and benefits, identification information like… Read More »

NOTICE OF INTENT TO SUE FOR MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE

By Dennis Stout |

Prior to bringing a lawsuit against a physician or medical provider in the State of California, there is a mandatory requirement that notice be provided to the medical provider prior to the initiation of the lawsuit. The Notice of Intent to Sue must be served upon the potential defendant, at least ninety (90) days… Read More »

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT…. YOUR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CASE (PART 4)

By Richard Irwin |

COMPENSATION PAYMENT RECORD   Keep a careful WRITTEN RECORD OF ANY COMPENSATION PAYMENTS you receive and the period covered by each payment.  In the event of future delays or problems it may be useful to keep the check stub in the envelope that the check came in and write on it the date the… Read More »

Medical Malpractice Claims: Common Errors Committed by Medical Professionals and Hospitals

By Sara Morgan |

A medical malpractice claim can be prompted by a patient who has been injured by a nurse, doctor, or any medical professional who has failed to provide him or her an appropriate health care treatment. Fortunately, inappropriate health care treatments rarely occur; however, within the minority of these cases, there are certain forms of… Read More »

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT…. YOUR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CASE (PART 3)

By Richard Irwin |

RETURN TO WORK AFTER YOUR INJURY, YOU CAN RETURN TO WORK.  In fact, this is often the best option – financially and otherwise.  Talk to your treating doctor, union representative and/or employer.  They may be able to make changes to your regular job so that you can continue to work.  This is called “modified… Read More »

Time Restrictions When Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

By Richard Irwin |

If you are considering filing a workers’ compensation claim, note that every state has specific time frames that you should pay close attention to. In the event that you have missed the deadline for a particular claim or requirement, you risk losing some, if not all, of your owed benefits. State and Federal Employees… Read More »

An Overview of Premises Liability Laws in the State of California 

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

In the State of California premises liability laws will generally mandate that property owners provide a reasonably safe setting for those who enter their premises. This can include people who live in the property, work in the property, or are there for visiting purposes. While these laws will mandate property owners to have a… Read More »

Medical Malpractice: An Overview

By Sara Morgan |

Medical malpractice occurs when a patient is injured by negligent care or attention by a medical provider or  professional, such as a doctor, nurse, technician or staff member. The laws in regard to medical malpractice vary from state to state. The following is an overview of medical malpractice law along with its rules and… Read More »

FALSIFICATION OF MEDICAL RECORDS

By Dennis Stout |

Occasionally, and more frequently than one might expect, my office encounters the issue of possible falsification of medical records while handling personal injury, wrongful death, and medical negligence cases.  Technically, falsifying medical records is a crime which involves altering, changing, or modifying a document for the purpose of deceiving another person.  Falsifying medical records… Read More »

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