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How is mesothelioma diagnosed and treated?

For Californians who have worked around shipyards and old buildings, the thought of having mesothelioma is a frightening possibility. Asbestos is not commonly used nowadays, but it was prevalent up until the 1980s. Many workers were exposed to this deadly substance decades ago and are just now beginning to show symptoms of exposure. If you have mesothelioma, it's important to know what to expect as the disease progresses.

What to do when a California slip and fall leads to death

Many Californians enjoy watching shows like "America's Funniest Videos" that portray falls as hilarious. However, the truth is that a slip and fall is no laughing matter. A fall onto a hard surface can lead to broken bones, injuries to the neck, shoulder and back, head trauma and even death. When this happens, sometimes, this is due to the person's own clumsiness, but in some cases, a third party is at fault. Read on to find out when a slip and fall could be considered wrongful death.

Bruce Jenner embroiled in wrongful death case after crash

Anyone who has driven in Los Angeles area traffic know that crashes are an everyday occurrence. With so many vehicles on the road at any given time, collisions are bound to happen. Even celebrities are prone to crashes, as former Olympian Bruce Jenner can attest. Jenner was driving his vehicle and towing a trailer when he rear-ended a vehicle in February, killing one person and injuring five others. The stepchildren of the deceased woman have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Jenner, but so far, courts are saying he owes them nothing.

What should I do if my mom's elder abuse issue leads to death?

California nursing homes should be places of safety for the elderly. Unfortunately, some fail to treat their residents properly. Many residents suffer neglect and elder abuse from staff members. These acts can lead to physical injuries and emotional trauma. In extreme cases, they can even lead to death. This can be a devastating experience for a family, but there may be legal remedies available to help pay for damages.

Wrongful death suit filed against Los Angeles after man's death

When a 25-year-old African-American man was allegedly shot and killed by Los Angeles police last year, his death sparked protests across the city. That's because witnesses saw no reason to kill the unarmed man, who was mentally ill but harmless. The man's parents have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city, claiming that their son's civil rights were violated and he was killed because of his skin color.

We provide sound legal representation in wrongful death cases

Wrongful death refers to the death of a person due to the negligence of another person. Such cases often arise in motor vehicle crashes, workplace accidents, nursing home abuse, death due to defective products and premises liability cases. Here in Los Angeles, California, local residents often hear of wrongful death cases resulting in lawsuits. When someone dies and negligence was a contributing factor, a wrongful death lawsuit may soon follow. The lawsuit enables surviving family members or the estate of the deceased to seek compensation based on incurred losses.

What's the deadline for filing a California wrongful death claim?

The death of a person in California can only be considered "wrongful" if negligence contributed to the unfortunate event. A fatality due to a trip and fall, defective products, elder abuse and auto crashes are often considered wrongful deaths due to the possibility of negligence as a main contributing factor. If you are living in Los Angeles, California, and you recently lost your loved one in a tragic car accident, for example, you may have a lot of questions.

What is unique about wrongful death claims and their damages?

Auto crashes, exposure to asbestos and defective products and elder abuse all have one thing in common: they could lead to a person's untimely demise. When such incidents result in death due to the negligence of another party, a wrongful death claim may be the only recourse for surviving family members.

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