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Court of Appeals rules “Common Carrier” Civil Code Section 2100 does not apply to commonplace hazards in a train Station

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

Alice Churchman sustained injuries when she fell when she lost balance while attempting to board a railway car run by the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART).  She alleged several factors combined to create a confusing situation on the rail platform: The opening and closing of doors of opposite sides of the cars Partially inaudible… Read More »

Reviewing Safety Requirements for Swimming Pools in the State of California

By Susi Johnson |

Swimming pools are a staple for the long California summers. Many families look forward to spending their days swimming and having fun. In fact, swimming pools often create great memorable moments that last a lifetime. Unfortunately, swimming pools are hazardous and many families will often overlook the dangers. This article will underline current California… Read More »

TRAUMA-INDUCED BACK SURGERY & CHRONIC PAIN

By Sara Morgan |

Sending our best wishes to Kevin Hart and his family, as news breaks that he has suffered serious injuries in a car crash that took place this past Sunday, requiring him to undergo emergency back surgery as a result.  (See https://people.com/movies/kevin-hart-undergoes-surgery-after-suffering-injuries-in-car-crash-source/)  While it is being reported that he is doing fine and expected to… Read More »

Understanding Your Rights After a Construction Accident

By Richard Irwin |

Under the current economic climate, the construction industry is booming. Construction projects are everywhere, from freeways to home building, construction sites are all around us. While most construction workers will easily tell you that there are many risks associated with their line of work, you should know that being injured while working is not… Read More »

Seek Financial Restitution After An Airbag Malfunction

By James Heiting |

According the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are millions of airbag recalls each year. Recently, Takata airbags have been under recall because some of these airbags are reported to have exploded when deployed, which can cause serious bodily injury and even death. These airbags have affected multiple major auto brands that include… Read More »

Medical Malpractice in California: A Medical Professional’s Liability for the Failure to Report Child Abuse

By Dennis Stout |

According to a journal article published by the AMA Journal of Ethics: Health Law, medical professionals are obligated by legal and ethical standards to uphold patient confidentiality. This requirement, however, is not absolute. A patient’s medical record discretion could be breached (ethically) if there is a safety concern over the patient, if there is… Read More »

Infections in Medical Settings

By Sara Morgan |

It is an unfortunate fact of life that any medical setting present the opportunity for the development and progression of infections.  However, under certain circumstances, a hospital or other medical facility and its workers can be held subject to civil liability for medical negligence for exposing a patient to an infection or ignoring the… Read More »

Fight for Your Rights After a Prenatal Misdiagnosis in California

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

Even with the advancement in medical technology, a misdiagnose in the prenatal stage can still occur. When the misdiagnosis occurs because of medical negligence and this ultimately leads to the injury of the fetus or mother, there can be a potential for a medical malpractice claim in the State of California. Parents of an… Read More »

Fight For Your Rights After Your Child Has Been Exposed To Lead Poisoning in California

By Richard Irwin |

It can be devastating for any parent to learn that his or her child’s cognitive disabilities were a result of a preventable, and often undiscovered cause: lead paint poisoning. Unfortunately, lead poisoning is a leading contributor to health problems affecting children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, lead poisoning is affecting… Read More »

Shopping Center Liable for Assault in its Parking Lot?

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

On the evening of March 31, 2012, Plaintiff Williams was a drummer performing at a bar known as the Peacock Lounge.  After Williams’ band finished playing, around 1:30 a.m., Williams and a friend went out to the parking lot to get something from their car.  As they returned, they saw a patron from the… Read More »

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