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SELF-EMPLOYED LITIGANTS STILL NEED “OFF-WORK” NOTES

By Sara Morgan |

When someone is injured due to another’s negligence, one of the many losses attorneys attempt to recover are earnings which were lost during periods of disability or incapacity that resulted from the injury-producing event.  Most of my clients who are traditional wage-earners typically request some type of doctor’s note excusing them from work.  However,… 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 »

THEY HAVE LOST THEIR MINDS!

By Richard Irwin |

Unfortunately, to the injured workers’ detriment, it seems as if the powers that be have once again… lost their minds. What I am referencing this time is the latest inroad on apportionment. One aspect of “apportionment” is the concept/principle whereby a physician assigns a percentage of an individual’s overall permanent impairment to a prior… Read More »

Former Playboy Model Dies from Chiropractic Treatment

By Richard Irwin |

Many people turn to chiropractic treatment as an alternative healthcare means. While chiropractic treatment certainly can help with neck and back pain, some evidence suggests that over manipulation can actually cause more harm than good. Such was the case with “Charlotte”, a mother and former Playboy model, who died after receiving “routine chiropractic care.”… Read More »

Several California Hospitals Ranked High in Patient Safety

By Sara Morgan |

A recent post on patch.com discusses the California hospitals identified as the safest and least safe, as reported by the Leapfrog Group. According to its website, the Leapfrog Group was “[f]ounded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers….[and] is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality… Read More »

Riverside hospital parking charges could take effect soon

By Richard Irwin |

As experienced personal injury attorneys, we work with many patients seeking medical care in the Riverside community. With this in mind, we try to forward any pertinent information involving local medical care to the public. In local news this week, the Southwest Riverside News Network reported that parking outside the Riverside County Regional Medical… Read More »

The Howell Decision: Is it Worse for Plaintiffs than MICRA?

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

The Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) was passed in 1975 and limits non-economic damages (pain, suffering and death of a loved one) in California medical malpractice cases to $250,000.00. Prior to December 1975, juries were free to weigh all evidence and award an amount of non-economic damages appropriate for the injury to the… Read More »

James Heiting interviewed regarding recent article in National Law Journal

By Sara Morgan |

James Otto Heiting was recently interviewed regarding the article which was published in the National Law Journal. Click here to see/hear the interview.

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