Plaintiff in Los Angeles California Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Lawsuit Receives Award of More Than $2 Million Dollars. — Personal Injury Lawsuit & Settlement News

Spouse of Patient Who Died From Cardiac Complications After Refusing to be Hospitalized Awarded Over $2 Million In Wrongful Death Lawsuit. The plaintiff in a Los Angeles California medical malpractice wrongful death lawsuit recovered an award of $2,051,175, consisting of $1,727,175 in loss of support and spousal services, $74,000 in funeral expenses and $250,000 in…

Plaintiff in Los Angeles California Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Lawsuit Receives Award of More Than $2 Million Dollars. — Personal Injury Lawsuit & Settlement News

California GOP settles $11 million lawsuit involving motorcyclist injured in crash with campaign worker — The Mercury News

The agreement tentatively ends a civil lawsuit filed on behalf of Richard Ruehle, who was left a quadriplegic by the traffic collision on Aug. 5, 2016, on the eastbound 91 Freeway near the Orange County-Riverside County border.

California GOP settles $11 million lawsuit involving motorcyclist injured in crash with campaign worker — The Mercury News

Onewheel Lawsuit Filed Against Future Motion in California Over Alleged Onewheel Personal Injury Accident. — Personal Injury Lawsuit & Settlement News

Onewheel XR Electric Skateboard User Files Personal Injury Lawsuit Against Future Motion, Inc. After Allegedly Suffering Injuries While Riding a Onewheel Device. A Texas man has reportedly filed a personal injury lawsuit against Future Motion, Inc. in Santa Cruz County Superior Court, California, alleging, among other things, that the Onewheel XR skateboard he was riding…

Onewheel Lawsuit Filed Against Future Motion in California Over Alleged Onewheel Personal Injury Accident. — Personal Injury Lawsuit & Settlement News

The use of autopilot will now be included in traffic accident reports in California — VM Virtual Machine

California drivers trying to blame their cars for poor driving now have the correct papers. The California Highway Patrol (CHP), the law enforcement agency on all highways and roads in California, has released a revised version of their traffic accident report. As of this week, the form has been updated and now contains the degree […]

The use of autopilot will now be included in traffic accident reports in California — VM Virtual Machine

Plaintiff in Los Angeles California Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Lawsuit Receives Award of More Than $2 Million Dollars. — Personal Injury Lawsuit & Settlement News

Spouse of Patient Who Died From Cardiac Complications After Refusing to be Hospitalized Awarded Over $2 Million In Wrongful Death Lawsuit. The plaintiff in a Los Angeles California medical malpractice wrongful death lawsuit recovered an award of $2,051,175, consisting of $1,727,175 in loss of support and spousal services, $74,000 in funeral expenses and $250,000 in…

Plaintiff in Los Angeles California Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Lawsuit Receives Award of More Than $2 Million Dollars. — Personal Injury Lawsuit & Settlement News

Jury Awards $14.9 Million in San Francisco California Products Liability Personal Injury Lawsuit Over Alleged Cryopreservation Tank Failure That Destroyed Human Eggs and Embryos. — Personal Injury Lawsuit & Settlement News

Jury Reaches $14.9 Million Verdict in Personal Injury Lawsuit Against Chart Industries, Inc. Over Claimed Destruction Of Human Eggs and Embryos. A federal jury in San Francisco California has awarded five plaintiffs a total of $14,900,000 in a personal injury lawsuit that was filed against Chart Industries Inc.  44 more words

Jury Awards $14.9 Million in San Francisco California Products Liability Personal Injury Lawsuit Over Alleged Cryopreservation Tank Failure That Destroyed Human Eggs and Embryos. — Personal Injury Lawsuit & Settlement News

Duty to Attend Diligently in California Medical Malpractice Cases

One of the duties expected of a doctor is the duty to attend diligently. A doctor who fails to observe this duty may be found guilty of medical malpractice. The duty to attend diligently may be violated in many ways. Disregarding a patient’s complaints for example, can be considered as a violation of the duty to attend diligently.

How do we know if the duty has been breached?

Again, we go back to the rule on thumb; we can tell if the duty has been breached if it if goes against the customary practice of other physicians in similar circumstances.

Let’s illustrate this using a hypothetical situation. For example, a patient was injured in an automobile accident and the patient’s leg had to undergo surgery and be put into a cast. The attending doctor fails to conduct aftercare for the leg. The usual standard of care and skill in the locality is that a doctor should supervise the casting of the leg and the doctor should conduct aftercare for the injuries. Since the doctor’s actions in this case were contrary to usual standard of care and skill in the locality, our hypothetical patient may sue for malpractice because of the breach to attend diligently.

The measure of a doctor’s actions should be against what is commonly done by other reputable doctors considering the circumstances.

For how long should a doctor attend to a patient diligently?

A doctor is required to attend to a patient diligently so long as the patient requires medical attention. A doctor who abandons or neglects a patient who is ill may be liable for medical malpractice.

One exception to this rule is if the doctor and the patient agree to terminate their relationship mutually. Another exception is when a doctor withdraws his/her services from serving a patient.

If a doctor withdraws his/her services, he/she is required to give reasonable notice to the patient. Failure to do this may equate the withdrawal as abandonment.

Pedestrian Injuries and Texting in California

Pedestrian injuries due to distracted texters are on the rise. Despite tougher laws being considered for drivers who are reckless while driving by texting or talking on their cell phones, pedestrians accidents will continue.  According to the CDC, each day in the United States, approximately 9 people are killed and more than 1,000 injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver.

Many of these people will require medical treatment for their injuries.  Highly qualified personal injury lawyers are dedicated and ready to help personal injury victims who suffer from pedestrian injuries. A California pedestrian accident attorney can help a person with a pedestrian injury get prompt medical attention and financial compensation for pain and suffering.

How Pedestrian Injuries Occur

Accidents causing pedestrian injuries can happen day or night and in a variety of ways. Most often it is the result of a distracted driver. Pedestrian injuries range from minor injuries such as scuffed knees to serious injuries leading to paralysis or even death. Depending on the age and health of the injured person, the injuries may require short-term or long-term care.  Common pedestrian accidents happen when a texting driver is not paying attention to:

  • Pedestrians Crossing the Street
  • Crosswalks
  • Traffic Control
  • A School Bus

How a Pedestrian Injury Attorney Can Help

In most circumstances it is especially helpful to have the legal counsel of an experienced personal injury attorney for a pedestrian injury:

  • Uninsured or Underinsured Drivers. A personal injury can help you receive compensation from the person responsible for your injury. Your personal injury attorney can file a lawsuit to obtain additional compensation against the person who caused your pedestrian injuries.
  • Injuries that Involve a Commercial Vehicle. Pedestrians hit by a commercial vehicle while in a crosswalk can file a claim with the company’s insurance. In commercial vehicle accidents, such as a truck, your attorney will also start an investigation to make sure that the driver was following safe truck driving procedures.

If you are suffering from a pedestrian injury, you have the right to get compensation for medical care and pain and suffering.  It is recommended that seek legal advice before you sign any type of agreement with any insurance company. Most personal injury attorneys in California can discuss your case in a no-obligation consultation and do not require any upfront fees. Most personal injury claims are settled, and if you have a contingency fee agreement with your attorney, your attorney will only receive payment for legal fees after your case is settled.

A Brief Review of Personal Injury Laws in Texas — Market Business News

Texans have the legal right to seek compensation when they are injured because of another party’s actions or negligence. Personal injury laws protect residents, consumers, and even workers who sustain injuries that aren’t their fault. Under the laws, these individuals can seek monetary damages for lost wages, auto repair costs, medical expenses, and some tort-based […]

A Brief Review of Personal Injury Laws in Texas — Market Business News