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LIMITATIONS ON PAST AND FUTURE MEDICAL DAMAGES IN PERSONAL INJURY CASES

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  • 3 August 2015

A plaintiff in a California personal injury action can collect both past and future medical care costs from a defendant who causes him injury even if the plaintiff’s health insurance company paid some or all of those costs and is expected to pay medical care costs in the future. This is often referred to as […]

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USING LIFETIME CARE PLAN EXPERTS TO DEVELOP PLAINTIFF’S DAMAGE CLAIMS

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  • 27 July 2015

In many personal injury cases, it is important for plaintiff lawyers to consider the use of a lifetime care plan expert. Physiatrists can be used for this purpose since they are educated in orthopedics and neurology. This type of expert has experience and training in preparing future care plans as well as the studies that […]

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A PLAINTIFF’S IMMIGRATION STATUS IS NOT ADMISSIBLE EVIDENCE IN A CIVIL TRIAL

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  • 15 July 2015

A person’s immigration or residency status does not affect that individual’s right to file a civil lawsuit in California for personal injuries. However, it is not unusual in some cases for a defendant’s attorney to desire to make reference to a jury that a plaintiff is a recent immigrant to the United States or holds […]

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Flight-for-Life: dangerous for pilots, crew, and passengers

Flying emergency medical service helicopters is dangerous. Having flown medical evacuation in combat, I can attest to the pressure, chaos, and uncertainty involved in getting to the point of injury and airlifting a critically injured person to a medical center within the “golden hour.” I’ve lost a few friends who died flying or air-crewing these […]

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Limitation Of Liability Clauses In Work Contracts May Not Be Enforceable

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  • 2 July 2015

Businesses that provide maintenance or repair work upon homes, cars, boats, planes, household appliances or office products are fond of presenting the customer with a work order or estimate that contains provisions limiting their liability for personal injuries or economic damages if the repair work proves faulty or is negligently performed. These provisions are usually […]

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