Unsafe pharmaceutical drugs are a serious issue in California. In fact, each year throughout the county, thousands of patients are seriously injured, and even die, as a result of unsafe prescription medications.  Serious injuries or death from prescription drugs can come from previously unreported side effects, adverse drug reactions, interactions between two drugs, and/or a...
In an unexpected and much needed demonstration of support for patients and attorneys who represent patients harmed by medical errors and malpractice, lawmakers overseeing the Medical Board of California this week threatened to dissolve the agency unless it “shows significant progress” in protecting patients from dangerous doctors.   Over the past decade, at least since...
Concerned about other drivers on the road? You should be. Especially those drivers driving without a license. A recent study conducted by the California DMV showed that unlicensed drivers and those with suspended or revoked licenses are nearly three times more likely to cause serious crashes. Not surprisingly the study, titled “Estimation of Fatal Crash...
Car accidents are one of the main cause of accidental deaths in California and throughout the United States. In fact, according to the NHTSA’s most recent study, more than 6 million cars were involved in accidents in one year. Many of these accidents were just that — accidental and resulted in the death and or...
On September 8, 2013, the California Supreme Court will hear arguments in a very important matter entitled Ceja v. Rudolph & Sletten, Inc.  The issue is whether an individual, who wrongfully, but in good faith, believes that she is married to another individual, is entitled to bring a wrongful death action on behalf of that...
Almost every time you watch or read the news, you hear about an individual (perhaps a wronged employee or victim injured by a defective product) winning a verdict and obtaining millions of dollars in punitive damages. Seems unreal, right? Not under California civil law. Punitive damages (which are separate from compensatory damages in California) are...
Wondering what insurance companies look at when determining who was at fault in a Los Angeles automobile accident? Whether you were driving a car or riding a motorcycle, the insurance companies issues are the same: how much do we have to pay out on behalf of our policyholder? Obviously, the answer for many California auto...
Have you or a loved one suffered complications from a transvaginal mesh surgery? You are not alone. Thousands of women throughout California and the US have experienced traumatic side effects from transvaginal implants gone bad, including erosion through vaginal epithelium, infection, pain, urinary problems, and recurrence of prolapse and/or incontinence. If you or a loved...
For the most part, technological advancements have done great things for the medical profession; specifically relating to patient care. However, it seems that these advancements in medicine have brought an increase in the number of ‘safe’ medical devices that end up causing injury or harm to innocent victims. Whether these medical devices are inadequately tested, not...
Each year, tens of thousands wrongful death claims are filed throughout the country, including in California. A Los Angeles wrongful death claim  is a cause of action that arises from the victim’s death and is brought by the surviving beneficiaries or dependents of the deceased victim. A wrongful death lawsuit alleges that the deceased victim died...
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