Practice Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Much of my practice involves the law of personal injury and recovering money damages for those who have been injured or the families of those who have died as a result of the carelessness and negligence of somebody else. I represent injured victims and the families of deceased victims of auto accidents. Auto accidents consist [..]

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Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists are on two wheels rather than four, so they’re certainly not as stable as other vehicles, and they present a different and smaller profile in traffic. Motorcyclists do not have a steel body and frame around them to help absorb an impact. There are no specially designed crumple zones, restraint systems or air bags [..]

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Truck Accidents

Fully loaded trucks can be well over 60 feet long, and they can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. On dry pavement they take 20 percent longer to stop than passenger vehicles, and on wet pavement, they can take up to 50 percent more road to come to a complete halt. Occupants of passenger vehicles are [..]

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Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents

With the best weather in the continental United States, San Diego has an abundance of bicyclists and pedestrians, but they’re often hit by vehicles that fail to yield the right-of-way, especially in intersections when motorists are turning in either direction. Pedestrians even get hit in parking lots or on sidewalks. Because they’re unprotected, both bicyclists [..]

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Premises Liability

These types of cases involve injuries suffered in grocery or big box stores, amusement parks, swimming pools, hotels, restaurants or homes. The types of accidents include but aren’t limited to: Slip and falls and trip and falls Falling merchandise Wet floors or spills on floors Poor lighting or no lighting in hallways and walkways or [..]

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Wrongful Death

If you are a surviving family member or domestic partner of a person who died as a result of the carelessness and negligence of somebody else, I might be able to bring a wrongful death claim against the person or entity that caused their death. Damages typically payable to the estate of the person who [..]

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Unsafe Products

Manufacturers of products have both a social and legal obligation to provide consumers and users with products that aren’t dangerously defective. When products are dangerously defective and injure or kill people, product liability lawsuits can be filed. I’m committed to getting full compensation for my clients who have suffered severe injuries from dangerously defective products. [..]

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Some Examples of Dangerous Drugs and Medical Devices

Product liability law is often used in cases involving dangerous drugs and medical devices that seriously injure or kill people. Some drugs and medical devices simply aren’t adequately tried and tested before they’re allowed to be placed in the market. Sometimes the adverse effects of a drug or the injuries caused by a defective medical [..]

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The Bair Hugger Warming Blanket

There are many advantages to maintaining a patient’s body temperature during surgery like decreasing blood loss and recovery time. Warming blankets are used during surgery for this purpose. The Bair Hugger warming blanket releases warm air over a surgical patient’s body, but it also releases air from under the surgical table. That air then spreads [..]

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Essure

This is a permanent birth control device consisting of inner and outer metal coils that are implanted in a woman’s fallopian tubes. The outer coil is made of titanium. Human tissue grows around titanium and adheres to it. The tissue growing around the device eventually develops into a barrier of scar tissue that prevents fertilization. [..]

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Nexium and Prilosec

These medications are used to treat heartburn and acid reflux. They reduce the amount of acid that the stomach produces. Both medications may be linked to chronic kidney disease, and if taken twice a day, the risk was increased by 46 percent while increasing the risk of cardiovascular failure by 21 percent as a result [..]

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Taxotere

Lawsuits against the manufacturer of the chemotherapy drug Taxotere involve allegations of increased risk of permanent hair loss. Attorneys of those claiming to be adversely affected by Taxotere state that if their clients had adequate warnings of the permanent hair loss risk, a different drug might have been prescribed that is more effective without the [..]

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Transvaginal Mesh

This product is a tightly woven net, and it’s implanted in women primarily for purposes of preventing pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. They are usually caused by physical changes as a result of pregnancy, having children and menopause. Allegations primarily pivot on injuries to the uterus and other organs, pelvic pain, attachment of [..]

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Xarelto

This drug is used to prevent blood clots. Xarelto is a blood thinner that works as well as just about any drug like it, but the distinguishing factor is that if you start bleeding, you might bleed to death as there is no antidote. Claimants have accused Xarelto’s manufacturer of failing to warn them of [..]

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Employment

The law governing employers and employees in California is as vast as California itself. It consists of hundreds if not thousands of state and federal statutes and regulations that cover all aspects involving the rights and duties of both an employer and an employee. These rights and duties can include wage and hour laws, workplace [..]

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Sexual Harassment

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act prohibits harassment involving sex or gender. Any employer in California has a legal duty to prevent sexual harassment, and pursuant to Government Code section 12940(k), an employer “must take all reasonable steps to prevent harassment from occurring.” Penalties for sexual harassment violations are severe. Whether there has been [..]

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Wage and Hour Law Violations

California’s minimum wage is $10.00 per hour while federal law only requires $7.25 per hour. Some California cities like here in San Diego even require a minimum wage rate that’s higher than the state minimum. Employers might violate California wage and hour laws by: Not paying the state minimum wage Paying a salary that translates [..]

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