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After the Fire: A Recovery Guide Part Seven

Hiring a Contractor One of the most important steps when navigating the rebuild process will be hiring the contractor you will be working with. They will be with you every […]

After the Fire: A Recovery Guide- Part Six: Smoke, Soot, and Ash

When you think of damage that is caused by a wildfire, you may think of homes that have been destroyed or scorched. What many people don’t realize is that your […]

After the Fire: A Recovery Guide Part Five- Documenting Your Loss

After a fire loss, you will be worried about health and safety and finding appropriate shelter. Going through and making a detailed inventory of your belongings may not be at […]

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New blood test offers faster, safer traumatic brain injury diagnosis

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and researchers are happy to report that a new test has been created that offers a better, safer and faster way of diagnosing brain […]

Are Bay Area Roadways Safe?

Driving in California is hard enough contending with crowded roadways and distracted drivers. To make matters worse, motorists are now dealing with the increasing danger of deteriorating roads. The National […]

Driver Fatigue: a Danger to All

Many drivers do it and do not think twice about it: driving fatigued. What many don’t know is that fatigued driving is a safety issue for all on the road, […]

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Medical Mistakes and Negligence Have Devastating Effects

The numbers are staggering: Medical experts estimate that each year, nearly 200,000 people die in the U.S. because they were subjected to medical errors or preventable hospital-acquired infections. Newspapers and […]

California’s Tort Reform Puts Injured Patients at a Disadvantage

The United States’ legal system is designed to provide private citizens recourse when they are injured or damaged by the negligent conduct of others. Medical malpractice litigation is one such […]

Do I have a Viable Medical Malpractice Claim?

“Medical harm is a major cause of suffering, disability, and death – as well as a huge financial cost to our nation” — Sen. Bernie Sanders, (Independent) Vermont The state of […]

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Blowing the Whistle on Illegal Behavior in Big Pharma

By discovering the next “miracle” pharmaceutical, drug companies not only improve many people’s lives, but also stand to earn substantial profits. While it is important that companies be compensated for […]

Age Discrimination Plaintiffs Still Have Options Under California Law

In Gross v. FBL Financial Services, the United States Supreme Court struck a blow to age discrimination plaintiffs across the nation. But California law, including the Fair Employment and Housing […]

Emotional Distress Damages in Employment Cases: Contract Remedies, Tort Remedies and the Importance of the Expert Witness

Article written by Jayme L. Walker and Gary Gwilliam For many of us, our jobs play a central role in defining our identities. Loss of employment can be an especially […]

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