Christa R. Haggai, Attorney-at-Law
#Medicalmalpractice #healthcare #lawsuits #medical error #tortreform - Great article discussing how medical malpractice lawsuits can actually help improve patient care. The information was learned from interviews with hospital risk managers. We need to get to a point when we realize we all want the same goal, safer, affordable healthcare! Right now, "[e]ach year tens of thousands of people die, and hundreds of thousands more are injured, as a result of medical error." This needs to change and the courthouse doors need to be open to those who are harmed by medical errors!
The Haggai Law Firm shared 38 Is too Late's photo.
Shameful! The Seventh Amendment is supposed to protect this right to a trial by jury! Legislators have no right to take it away!
The Haggai Law Firm shared 38 Is too Late's photo.
Clearly claims are not keeping rates high for doctor's insurance! We need a change in the law in California!
Interesting position and recommendation by the NTSB today: "At .05 BAC, the risk of having an accident increases by 39 percent. At .08 BAC, the risk of having an accident increases by more than 100 percent."
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My firm is a small boutique law firm that offers personalized service to all prospective clients. Because I focus exclusively on personal injury cases, I am extremely familiar with California law concerning personal injury and medical malpractice cases. In addition to being involved in various bar organization, I was also nominated a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers. Prior to opening my own law firm, I worked for one of the largest personal injury and workers’ compensation law firms in California. I have been practicing Law since 2000. I am well known and respected by judges and attorneys alike in the Los Angeles Area. As such I have the experience needed to assist you in resolving your disputes in court.
I have helped individuals recover tens of millions of dollars to compensate them for their losses, including losses for personal injuries, lost wages and loss of future wages, loss of past and future medical expenses. I also have experience handling claims for wrongful termination, sexual harassment and business litigation, including breach of contract and fraud.
When you or a loved one is injured in a car accident, slip and fall or are the victim of medical malpractice it is imperative to find an attorney with experience to handle your law suit.
I am also a Rotarian in the Westchester Rotary Club. I believe that Rotary’s motto of service above self is a part of my practice of law – helping injured victims receive the justice they deserve through legal process.
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Board of Governors
Associate Editor – The Advocate Magazine
Steering Committee for the Symposium on Civil Justice, with Loyola Law School
Governmental Relations Committee
Education Committee – Co-chair, Annual Convention, Las Vegas 2005, 2006 2007, and 2009
Frequent moderator and speaker
American Association of Justice (formally Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
Law School Committee – Ambassador to Southwestern University School of Law
Regional Coordinator – Trial Advocacy Competition 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Trial Lawyers Care (TLC) – Pro- Bono Organization for Victims of 9/11 Terrorist Attacks
Consumer Attorneys of California
Los Angeles County Bar Association
LECTURES AND PUBLICATIONS
Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles, 9th Annual Trial Skills for the New Lawyer, Law & Motion (Spring 2006)
Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles, 10th Annual Trial Skills for the New Lawyer, Law & Motion (Spring 2007)
Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles, Basic Trial Skills, The Final Status Conference (Annual Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 2008)
Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles, Anatomy of a Case, Moderator (Annual Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 2009)
Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles, Anatomy of a Trial, Moderator (Annual Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 2009)
Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles, Evidence & Technology at Trial, Moderator (Annual Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 2009)
Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles, Government Tort Claims: Pitfalls and Strategies (Spring 2010)
Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles, Avoiding Arbitration: Considerations for Med-Mal and Employment cases (Summer 2010)
The Advocate (Consumer Attorney’s Trial Magazine), Form Interrogatory 15.1 – the Discovery Delay Tactics by the Defense: How to take an offensive position when propounding written discovery.
Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles, Law Firm Business: Hanging Out a Shingle 101 (Annual Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 2010)
The Advocate (Consumer Attorney’s Trial Magazine), Everything I wish I knew before I hung my shingle!
Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles, Trial Preparation: Top Ten Tools for Preparing Your Client for Trial (Annual Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 2011)
Consumer Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles, Dealing with Damages After Howell v. Hamilton Meats, Program Chair and Moderator (October 2011)
Associate Adjunct Professor of Law, Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, CA
Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California Juris Doctorate – May 2000
Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan Bachelor of Science, Political Science, Minor in Sociology – December 1995 eros scelerisque tellus urna consectetuer ac, donec commodo vitae odio in, vestibulum montes justo ultrices amet assumenda, sit ac lacinia velit risus. Dui wisi suspendisse suspendisse qui, tincidunt placerat bibendum aliquam eleifend.