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Not Enough Votes to Raise Medical Malpractice Cap

Over the last year, we have read many news stories and seen various advertisements related to California’s medical malpractice cap. A ballot initiative, Prop. 46, aimed to raise the current cap to $1.1 million and to allow for inflation adjustments. However, California residents “overwhelmingly voted down Proposition 46,” according to…

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Can I Afford an Ambulance After My Injury?

Sky-High Ambulance Costs Deter Injury Victims When you have sustained an injury in a severe accident, it is important to seek immediate medical care.  Only a trained healthcare professional can assess the severity of your injuries, and this assessment can be essential to winning a personal injury lawsuit in Southern…

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Determining the Quality of a Drug Rehab Facility

What should you look for when deciding on a California drug rehabilitation facility?  In many cases, consumers believe the higher the price of the facility, the better the care.  However, many high-end drug rehabilitation facilities in Southern California have victimized patients, and a number of them sustained serious and fatal…

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Abuse, Violence, and Wrongful Death in High-End Rehab Facilities

When we hear about high-end drug rehabilitation facilities, many of us assume that paying high prices for treatment means a higher quality of care.  However, even the most expensive, high-end facilities can pose dangers for our loved ones when they’re in need of proper treatment for drug and alcohol addiction.…

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CHILD POOL DROWNING FIGURES RELEASED BY CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION

The Consumer Product Safety Commission, an independent U.S. government agency tasked with regulating the sale and manufacture of more than 15,000 different consumer products, compiled information based upon medial reports regarding child drownings in pools and spas during the summer of 2012. One-hundred thirty-seven children under the age of fifteen…

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Multi-Million Dollar Settlement Reached in California Invasion of Privacy Suit

A California torts lawyer and a devastated family’s dogged pursuit of an unprecedented legal claim ended in a $2.37 million settlement after more than five years. The LA Times reports that In 2006,18-year-old Nicole Catsouras took her father’s Porsche out for a high-speed joy ride. She lost control of the…

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San Diego Trial Highlights Difficulty in Valuing “Pain and Suffering” Damages

The number one question most personal injury lawyers get from clients is “what is my case worth?” It’s a delicate question that requires a delicate answer. No honest attorney can answer that questions with absolute accuracy, and the truth is that ten juries might give an injured plaintiff ten different…