Wednesday, November 14, 2018
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...
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE AND RESPONDEAT SUPERIOR While the pleading and proof requirements for a medical malpractice action can vary significantly from state to state, most states require the injured patient to show that the practicing physician failed to act in accord...
Shocking is one word to describe the appalling treatment that William Carl suffered at Rancho Specialty Hospital, a health care and nursing facility in Rancho Cucamonga, California. He was forced to lie in his own waste for hours; his catheter was...
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...
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....
HEALTH CARE FACILITIES As the number of senior citizens grows, the state must meet the increased demand for elder health care facilities and residences; and in the last decade, there has been tremendous growth in both the number and variety...
HMO MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

HMO MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

HMO MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Health maintenance organizations (HMOs) are health care providers that have virtually replaced the traditional employer-based, “fee-for-service” health care insurance. In an attempt to keep health care costs (and premiums) down, HMOs tend to limit access to specialized...
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...
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (TBI)

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (TBI) Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is damage to the brain caused by a sudden physical force such as a blow or jolt to the head. TBI may be caused from a direct blow to the head or...
WRONGFUL DEATH

WRONGFUL DEATH

WRONGFUL DEATH A wrongful death claim arises when an individual is killed as a result of the conduct of another person. A wrongful death lawsuit is different from other types of personal injury claims because the actual victim (the “decedent”)...
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