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When is It Time to Fire My Doctor?

By Sara Morgan |

At Heiting & Irwin Attorneys At Law, we speak with many medical malpractice victims on an annual basis. We often find that they are frustrated and emotionally hurt by the lack of professionalism exhibited by the doctors or medical professionals who caused their injury. The importance of the relationship between you and your doctor… Read More »

Patient Safety Act on the California Ballot

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

Doctors are around to care for our children, our family members, and us. But sometimes, they don’t take proper care and that can result in catastrophic injuries and sometimes even death. In 2003 two young California children, by the names of Troy and Lana Pack, were killed in a car crash caused by a… Read More »

WHAT IS TRANSVAGINAL MESH LITIGATION?

By Sara Morgan |

The serious, dire warnings of the television commercials soliciting callers for “transvaginal mesh” litigation are unavoidable. But what is “transvaginal mesh” and what is the litigation about? The phrase “transvaginal mesh”, as it is commonly used, refers specifically to the mesh implant used in surgical procedures, performed through the vagina and commonly used to… Read More »

HELP! I THINK I’M A VICTIM OF MEDICAL MALPRACTICE (PART 2)

By Richard Irwin |

Most patients who are effected by medical malpractice, or medical negligence, never imagined they would one day be “plaintiffs” in a lawsuit. Any delay in realizing that medical negligence may have occurred, and that legal representation may be necessary, can have negative impacts on a patient’s ability to fully recover for the harms caused… Read More »

HELP! I THINK I’M A VICTIM OF MEDICAL MALPRACTICE (PART 1)

By Richard Irwin |

Most patients who are effected by medical malpractice, or medical negligence, never imagined they would one day be “plaintiffs” in a lawsuit. Any delay in realizing that medical negligence may have occurred, and that legal representation may be necessary, can have negative impacts on a patient’s ability to fully recover for the harms caused… Read More »

LACK OF COMMUNICATION = LOSS OF BENEFITS (PART 2 OF 2)

By Richard Irwin |

As previously discussed, communication between client and attorney is critical to achieving the best possible result, and attorneys rely upon their clients to provide them with information about changes and developments. Sometimes, failures to communicate in the Workers’ Compensation arena can even result in loss of benefits. Below is the last of the two-part… Read More »

Medical Justice after 62 Years

By Sara Morgan |

As a medical malpractice attorney, I’m constantly watching medical newswires for any pertinent information my clients should know. Occasionally, I come across a story of justice and retribution that I must pass along. The New York Times shared just such a case recently, as a family was granted the medical rights they deserve—sixty-two years… Read More »

Blood thinners cause seven percent of medication errors

By Sara Morgan |

As experienced malpractice attorneys in Riverside, California, we’re always keeping an eye on the medical industry for any updates that may involve the health our clients and local community. A recent article from Medical News Today caught our attention, highlighting the impact blood thinners have on medication errors. Blood thinners are traditionally prescribed to… Read More »

Faulty Bed Rail is Not Medical Malpractice

By Richard Irwin |

In previous blog entries, I’ve discussed MICRA and the caps it places on recovery for medical malpractice cases. In short, two of the restrictions are (1) a malpractice case must be brought within a shorter time limit than regular negligence cases, usually within one year, and (2) pain and suffering awards are capped at… Read More »

IS THE EMPLOYER RESPONSIBLE FOR INJURIES THAT OCCUR ON THE WAY TO OR FROM A MEDICAL APPOINTMENT?

By Richard Irwin |

An employer bears the risk of incurring compensability liability under the California Workers’ Compensation Act for an injury suffered in route to or from a medical appointment related to an existing compensable injury. If an employee suffers a new injury while traveling a reasonable distance, to or from a medical appointment for an existing… Read More »

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