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personal injury Archives

How does personal injury law help Californians?

People get hurt all the time in California. There are plenty of reasons, from some sharp rocks under the surf off Santa Barbara to an uneven sidewalk in Riverside. Bumps and bruises don't get much thought unless a person cannot simply "walk it off." The injuries that require the most attention outside medical care are the ones caused by others.

Do I have a case for personal injury damages?

We've all been hurt in accidents, even if the results are minor. But the emotional and financial consequences of injuries caused by others can be far harder to deal with and resolve. Some of the most serious injuries may even warrant a lawsuit for financial compensation.

Homeowner insurance premiums increase over California dog bites

There are many ways that a Californian may be hurt by the negligence or reckless actions of another person. In some cases, companies may liable if they created the conditions that injured a person. Insurance rates are often affected when a person or company endangers someone or when a specific type of hazard causes more damage or injury.

Are e-scooters a public safety hazard in California?

Gross negligence. Public nuisance. Aiding and abetting assault. This is some of the fiery language in a recent lawsuit brought against pillars of the e-scooter industry in California. The class-action lawsuit may make history as one of the largest challenges to a possible safety hazard in 50 years.

Anesthesia errors can count as medical malpractice

When you go to the hospital for a minor or major surgery, it is almost certain that you will need to receive anesthesia in some form or another. You may receive local anesthesia, where a specific area of your body will be numbed so that you do not feel the pain. For more serious surgeries, you may need to undergo general anesthesia, where you are put to sleep.

Common medical errors in California

When a person seeks medical care in the form of an operation, there are many complications that have the potential to arise, from issues with administering anesthesia, to wrong site surgeries to infection-causing errors. However, it is always the legal duty of the medical practitioners involved to ensure the safety of patients and to stop errors occurring.

Why do psychiatrists fail to properly diagnose patients?

When patients aren't feeling well, one of the first steps to them to them getting better is to receive the appropriate diagnosis for their condition. If they receive the wrong one, then it opens them up to suffering for an extended period of time without relief.

A jury awards $68 million to a dead Fresno heart patient's family

A Fresno County jury returned a verdict on March 20 in a medical malpractice case against an area heart surgeon. The jury had awarded the man's family $55.6 million in punitive damages the previous day. They awarded an additional $12.39 million in damages. The total in damages awarded has now reached $68 million.