In California, approximately 225,000 cases of elder abuse occur every year. As startling as this figure may seem, experts estimate that for every reported case of elder abuse and neglect, as many as five cases go unreported. Of the...
STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS Statutes of limitations restrict the amount of time a plaintiff has to file a lawsuit. In California, the statute of limitations for negligence is two years. However, if your injury was caused by a public entity such...
If you have recently been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, you may have a legal claim for personal injury. Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that has only been found in those who have been exposed to asbestos. It is not hereditary, and...
BURN VICTIMS

BURN VICTIMS

BURN VICTIMS Each year, 1.1 million people in the United States suffer burn injuries that require medical attention. About 45,000 of these injuries are so severe that they require hospitalization. Burn injuries directly cause approximately 4,500 deaths per year, while...
AREAS OF EXPERTISE

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

AREAS OF EXPERTISE Attorney James Gillen of the Law Offices of James R. Gillen concentrates his 30-plus years of courtroom experience on the representation of individuals and families in personal injury and wrongful death actions in Los Angeles, Orange County, and throughout...
Usually vaccinations do not cause injuries to children. However, because vaccinations sometimes injure children, Congress enacted the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (Program) to compensate children who have sustained injuries resulting from childhood vaccinations. Currently several lawsuits are pending...
Carl vs. Rancho Specialty Hospital & Vista Health Care, LLC William Carl was a 64 year-old man who suffered a stroke following surgery to remove a tumor from his head at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in December of 2007. Mr....
WHAT CONSTITUTES A "CLASS" FOR LITIGATION PURPOSES A class action suit is a claim brought by one or more individuals on behalf of themselves and others with similar claims. There are several types of cases appropriate for a class action...
BUSINESS LITIGATION

BUSINESS LITIGATION

Individuals are often victims of wrongful conduct of another individual or business. Likewise, businesses can be damaged by the wrongful conduct of another business. If your business is the unfortunate victim of a breach of contract, unfair trade practice...
THE LAW OFFICES OF JAMES R. GILLEN REACHES UNPRECEDENTED SETTLEMENT WITH VEGAS’ CASINOS FOR CLIENTS INJURED IN TOUR BUS ACCIDENT Late in the afternoon on March 9, 2003, six family members, including the group’s 80-year old mother, were returning to...
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