March 2019 Archives

A possible connection between tired patients and lawsuits

Medical malpractice incidents can have long-lasting and dangerous side effects on patients. Depending on the severity of the incident, victims of malpractice may suffer unnecessary pain, the financial burden resulting from extended care and even chronic illness as a result of the trauma they endured. While these extreme incidents may not seem common in California, they do happen and attention is often focused on health care professionals and what they should be doing to prevent future incidents. 

The role of vocational rehabilitation in a work-related accident

When people receive a job-related injury in California, their first priority should be getting the medical help they need. Then, as soon as they are able, they should notify their employer of what has happened if their employer is not already aware. Their documentation should include a timeline of what has happened and their case should be filed immediately after to keep the process moving along before it is too late. 

How are damages allotted in a wrongful death case?

Losing a loved one in an accident or due to someone else's negligence is a tough situation. After you get over the initial shock and upset, you may wish to file a wrongful death lawsuit. This holds the person responsible for your loved one's death and can help you recover damages. While getting money will not bring your loved one back, it can help to lessen the burden. California restricts who can file a wrongful death suit to only those who were reliant on the person financially in some way. So, it makes sense that you would benefit from receiving damages in a law suit.

Can my doctor sue me back?

Bringing a medical malpractice suit against your doctor would not likely result in any type of retaliation in California courts. Any reputable injury attorney you retain would probably analyze your situation to make sure you had a good chance at winning your case. Winning would close off many countersuit options for your opposition — and those options would typically not be fruitful in the first place.

It is time to take a break from social media

If you would avoid saying something in a court of law, avoid posting it on social media. Following this simple rule could do more than potentially save you from embarrassing moments in a legal case — it could play a role in the decision of a California injury court. 

Can cerebral palsy be prevented?

As an expectant parent in California, you hope your baby comes out perfectly healthy. While the majority of births result in healthy babies, there are things that can happen either during pregnancy or during labor that lead to illnesses or injuries. Cerebral palsy is one of these diseases and, while most cases are not preventable, there are some cases in which either the mother or the doctor can do things to prevent it.

How can construction sites be made safer in winter months?

The cold winter months are known for presenting special challenges to construction workers. If you work in the construction industry and you know you will be performing construction work in falling temperatures, you and your fellow co-workers should be aware of basic safety tips that can help prevent injuries resulting from the cold on a California construction site.

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