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Employees Required to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine?

By Dennis Stout |

Although for most of us, it will be some time in the future before we can receive the Covid-19 vaccination, we must ask ourselves if we must be vaccinated to keep our jobs? Historically, vaccinations have been required at work places, schools and daycare centers for other medical conditions/issues. What about now? On December… Read More »

Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress and Modern Technology

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

A recent case, Ko v. Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. (Dec. 23, 2020, No. B293672) ___Cal.App.5th___ [2020 Cal. App. LEXIS 1222, touches on Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress and how this type of claim may be evolving in the modern era. Thing v. La Chusa, (1989) 48 Cal. 3d 644, is the governing case for NIED… Read More »

NEW YEARS WISHES FOR AN INJURED WORKER

By Richard Irwin |

Here’s Our Wishes for you This New Year. 1. That you have a small Worker’s Compensation Case. Typically, the greater your injuries, the greater your permanent disability and the greater  your settlement. It would be wrong to ever wish a large settlement upon someone as that would be the equivalent of wishing that they… Read More »

Hockey Player Responsible for Injury to Other Player?

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

In general, persons have a duty to use due care to avoid injury to others, and may be held liable if their careless conduct injures another person. This general rule, however, does not apply to co-participants in a sport, where conditions or conduct that otherwise might be viewed as dangerous often are an integral… Read More »

SUBPOENA PROBLEMS: CUSTODIANS OF RECORD (Part 1)

By Sara Morgan |

Subpoenas are a mechanism for obtaining discovery from non-party witnesses or organizations, usually in the form of documents or testimony.  During the course of a personal injury lawsuit, several rounds of subpoenas end up being issued by defense attorneys to obtain the medical and employment records of the plaintiff from medical providers and current… Read More »

I Got Injured on the Job – Now What? Part 2

By Richard Irwin |

Find a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer A workers’ compensation lawyer will represent you and help you get the benefits you deserve. They will obtain your medical records, fill out your workers’ compensation claim form, draft legal documents, and go through the investigation/discovery process on your behalf.  This could include representing you at your deposition or… Read More »

MICRA ON 2022 BALLOT

By Dennis Stout |

In 1975, then Governor, Jerry Brown, signed into law the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA). MICRA placed a limit of $250,000.00 on non-economic damages, so called “pain and suffering” damages in actions filed for medical negligence. Since 1975 there have been multiple attempts to modify the law, to increase the potential damages for… Read More »

I Got Injured on the Job – Now What? Part 1

By Richard Irwin |

One day, you went into work. It started out like any other day, except that you got injured on the job. Maybe you work at a construction site and a piece of equipment fell on you and hurt you, or you slipped and fell on a wet spot in your office’s hallway, or you… Read More »

STATE OF THE STATE BAR

By James Heiting |

A lot of things are changing in the California State Bar! I am sure that you are very aware that the State Bar split into two entities as of a couple of years ago, with the actual State Bar assuming the exclusive role of a public protection agency, focusing on attorney admissions and discipline. … Read More »

CAN I GET EMERGENCY ROOM CARE AND TREATMENT?

By Dennis Stout |

In many instances, an injured person’s first contact with the medical aspect of a personal injury or medical malpractice case is through the emergency room at a local private or public hospital.  Whether the patient presents with or without insurance, with or without identification, or with or without funds to pay for medical services,… Read More »

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