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Don’t “Wait and See” With Your Medical Malpractice Case

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

It’s a story I hear on an almost weekly basis. “After the surgery, I knew something was wrong but Dr. X told me to ‘wait a year and see what happens.’” From a legal standpoint, this is terrible advice when dealing with a potential medical malpractice claim in California. What’s wrong with waiting a… Read More »

A Summer Toy Injured My Child: Now What?

By Dennis Stout |

Summertime is when you and your children like to kick back, relax, and have some fun. Some of your kids’ favorite activities include playing with their summer toys. Perhaps they like to float on a pool toy, squirt their friends with water guns, or go on the Slip ‘N Slide. While all of these… Read More »

“EMPLOYEE” PRESUMPTION AND BURDEN OF PROOF

By Richard Irwin |

In order to be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits there must exist an employment relationship at the time of the injury.  Labor Code 3600 (a) provides that an employer is liable for workers’ compensation benefits “for any injury sustained by his or her employees arising out of and in the course of employment. Labor… Read More »

Roundup on the Roundup Cases

By Sara Morgan |

As you may be aware if you have watched television in the past 3 or 4 years, the weed-killer Roundup has been associated with causing cancer, including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.  According to the Mayo Clinic’s website, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma “is a type of cancer that begins in your lymphatic system, which is part of the body’s… Read More »

What Happens if You Get Injured Due to Inadequate Lighting?

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

You were walking somewhere dark and suddenly, you tripped, fell, and hurt yourself. Now, not only are you injured, but also you have to pay expensive medical bills on top of everything else. You’re wondering: What happens if you get injured due to inadequate lighting? Is it your fault? Or can you pursue a… Read More »

EVEN UNSUPERVISED ACTS FALL WITHIN MICRA

By Dennis Stout |

Yet another blow has been delivered to injured persons and to the legal community as it applies to the non-economic cap of damages in California under the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act. In February of this year, the California Supreme Court ruled that the State’s cap on non-economic damages applies to losses and damages… Read More »

My Child Was Injured at School. Is the School Responsible?

By Richard Irwin |

Kids get hurt all the time. It’s just a fact of life. They run too fast; they aren’t coordinated; and they don’t think before they act. Typically, they get a cut or a bruise and they’re totally fine once you put a Band-Aid and some Neosporin on them. However, sometimes, more serious injuries can… Read More »

Does the MICRA cap of $250,000 for medical malpractice cases apply to a physician’s assistant?

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

Does the MICRA cap of $250,000 for medical malpractice cases apply to a physician’s assistant? This was the question that was taken up (and answered) in Lopez v. Ledesma (2022) 46 Cal App 5th 980. In that case, plaintiff’s daughter was diagnosed with metastatic malignant melanoma and eventually died from the disease – she… Read More »

WHAT IS UNINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE AND DO I NEED IT?

By Sara Morgan |

If your initial reaction to this title is “what is that”, then you must immediately contact your auto insurance company to discuss your coverage. This is the type of automobile insurance coverage you have to protect yourself and maybe even your passengers in case someone who causes you injuries is either uninsured (no valid… Read More »

Legionnaires’ Disease

By Dennis Stout |

Legionnaires’ Disease is a type of pneumonia or lung infection caused by Legionella bacteria. Legionnaires’ Disease is generally contracted when individuals breathe in particles contained with the Legionella bacteria. Generally, Legionnaires’ Disease presents symptoms similar to other respiratory infections, but without proper treatment, can be fatal. Individuals with pulmonary or respiratory comorbidities, and elderly,… Read More »

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