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Accutane Lawsuits

Originally studied in the 1960’s as a cancer treatment, researchers at Hoffman-La Roche accidentally discovered the benefits of 13-cis retinoic acid, or isotretinoin, in clearing up acne. It became evident Read More

The majority of motorcycle crashes with other vehicles are not the motorcyclist’s fault

A study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) found that, “While occupant (and nonoccupant) fatalities [in cars] have decreased, motorcyclist fatalities have steadily increased” (Motorcycle Crash Causes 1). Read More

Checklist to Bring on First Attorney Visit

Many people are unprepared when they consult with an attorney about their case for the first time. As a result, they may fail to explain their claim in its entirety, Read More

What is my personal injury case worth?

There are myriad factors to consider in determining the potential value of a personal injury claim. Obviously, the extent and nature of the injuries, along with liability, will be the Read More

Late Notices to Public Entities

In a previous article, some of the immunities that public entities enjoy against civil litigation were considered. A related topic involves the pre-litigation notice that such entities are statutorily entitled Read More

Brain Injury

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The person who injured me filed bankruptcy. How does this affect my case?

A bankruptcy proceeding filed by the party or parties that injured you can result in a stay of your claim. The defendant may be able to stop your lawsuit against Read More

Motorcycle Injuries

A bad accident may require skin-grafts, plastic surgery, or a skilled neurologist to diagnose a bad head injury, like traumatic brain injury (“TBI”). TBI can greatly impact one’s life, causing Read More

Failure to disclose real property defects

In California, the courts have held that a failure to disclose physical defects in real property, such as a construction defect or soil erosion, can be the grounds for a Read More

Do I have to answer interrogatories or appear for a deposition?

A lawsuit can be a time consuming and stressful experience. While an attorney will help alleviate much of the stress, there will come a time where you must testify or Read More

Jury Awards $29.1 million for Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing homes and assisted living facilities have become a common necessity as the population of the US lives longer and requires regular care in their twilight years. Sadly there are Read More

Slip and Fall Injuries

A faulty set of stairs, a concealed hole along a grassy pathway, an unseen water stain on a dark-colored rug, or even a pedestrian walkway under construction with no detour Read More

Deadly dog attacks

How much damage can a dog bite cause?  A Florida woman nearly lost an ankle when a 100 pound dog attacked her. After multiple surgeries, she even lost three inches Read More

Popcorn Lung

Did you know that eating too much microwaveable popcorn could take away your lung capacity? A Colorado man found out the hard way when he contracted bronchiolitis obliterans or “popcorn lung” Read More

What is mediation?

Mediation is a proceeding which is often conducted by private companies but is sometimes also conducted by the courts. In most cases the parties, plaintiff(s) and defendant(s), are separated from Read More

What damages can an heir claim in a wrongful death suit?

What damages can an heir claim in a wrongful death suit? The courts have allowed a great deal of leeway to juries and judges who are tasked with making an award Read More

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