Medical Malpractice and Medical Negligence explained.
You have probably heard the terms medical malpractice and medical negligence. While technically these terms are very closely related, they are legally two different causes of action depending on the nature or identity of the offending person. If you are consulting with a medical malpractice attorney, your attorney will review your case to determine which...
What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit and How Does it Work
If someone dies because of another person’s negligence or intentional conduct, a wrongful death suit can be brought against the person who is at fault or liable for the death. In a wrongful death suit, the family or estate of the deceased person can file a lawsuit against the party who was responsible for the...
School districts have an obligation to keep their students safe. When a school fails to do this, and its actions result in an injury or death, the school district can be responsible for paying compensation to the student who was injured. This duty to care for the health and safety of students extends off of...
In California, there are two basic types of lawsuits which can be filed after a person passes away due to another’s negligence or wrongdoing: a wrongful death lawsuit and a survival action. In a wrongful death claim, the immediate family of the deceased files a lawsuit seeking damages for the family’s own pain and suffering,...
According to a study by the Joint Commission, most medical malpractice or other errors occur when patients are transferred between doctors or neighboring hospitals. The Joint Commission, an independent, non-profit organization which oversees over 20,000 U.S. hospitals, found that patient transfers were the leading cause of medical malpractice errors in the country. According to their...
When a person is tragically killed as a result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, the family is often left with many unexpected expenses. When that person required hospital care or surgery prior to death, these bill can cost the family hundreds of thousands of dollars. There is a way to recover these expenses that...
When a person’s death is caused by the carelessness or wrongdoing of another person, his or her family members have the ability to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for their loss. These lawsuits, known as wrongful death lawsuits, allow a family to find justice after the loss of their loved one. A wrongful death lawsuit,...
After the death of a loved one, the surviving family and friends often wonder, what now? Do I have the right to file a lawsuit? Is it even worth it to file? How much time do I have? What Is Wrongful Death? In California, if a person’s death is “wrongful,” that means that it was...
This morning, on today’s news, we heard another heartbreaking story about a child left in a hot car, found by his father 7 hours later. According to the father, he was supposed to drop his two year old son off at day care but forgot and went straight to work instead, where he left his...
If you’ve lost a loved one due to an accident that was not their fault, a Los Angeles wrongful death lawyer can help you determine whether you may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim on their behalf. When someone dies due to the fault of another person or entity (like a car manufacturer...
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