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    Facebook IconMarch 14, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Good news in Florida! Hopefully, California voter will follow this lead!

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    Florida Supreme Court tosses out medical malpractice cap on damages

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    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the centerpiece of the 2003 medical malpractice overhaul, blasting the Legislature for creating an "alleged medical malpractice crisis" and concluding, in a 5-2 ruling, that a cap on wrongful death noneconomic damages violates the U.S. and...

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    Facebook IconFebruary 25, 2014 at 12:47 am

    Most doctors are good wonderful human beings who help and don't hurt. However, if you harm someone, you should be responsible for the full measure of the harm you cause. The $250 cap was put into place more than 38 years ago. Let's raise it to reflect the rate of inflation. Let's also say asking doctors to pee in a cup is not a bad thing! Good docs should not be afraid of this change!

    "Trial lawyers and consumer groups are pushing a measure that would raise the cap on pain and suffering damages in medical malpractices cases from $250,000 to approximately $1.1 million. It would also require doctors to be drug tested and to check a statewide database when prescribing certain medications to clamp down on prescription drug abuse."

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    New bill brings medical malpractice fight to the Legislature

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    SACRAMENTO--Seeking to avert a costly initiative battle, state Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) has introduced a bill to serve as a vehicle for a legislative compromise on California's medical malpractice law. 

    The Haggai Law Firm
    Facebook IconFebruary 21, 2014 at 12:30 am

    It is time for a change! Sometimes $250,000 for pain and suffering damages is not enough in light of the damage. Take a minute and watch this sort video - a story from a medical malpractice victim. Thanks!

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    February 6, 2014 at 12:28 am

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    Facebook IconFebruary 4, 2014 at 1:00 am

    Christa Haggai Ramey was selected as a Super Lawyer for Southern California!

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    Super Lawyers - Southern California 2014

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    Super Lawyers magazine features the list and profiles of selected attorneys and is distributed to attorneys in the state or region and the ABA-approved law school libraries. Super Lawyers is also published as a special section in leading city and regional magazines across the country. Consumers can…

  • Facial or Skull Fracture Attorneys Los Angeles

    A skull or facial skull fracture can be caused from an automobile accident, from the airbag, or a slip and fall accident. A skull or facial skull fracture is break in one or more of the bones in the skull usually occurring as a result of blunt force trauma to the head. This force can be generated from an airbag deployed in an automobile accident. The force of direct impact may cause damage to the underlying physical structures contained within the skull such as the membranes, blood vessels, and brain, even in the absence of a fracture. A severe impact to the skull causing a fracture may also be accompanied by traumatic brain injury. There are several types of skull fractures, including:

    • A simple fracture, which is a break in the bone without damage to the skin.
    • A linear skull fracture, which is a break in a cranial bone resembling a thin line, without splintering, depression, or distortion of bone.
    • A depressed skull fracture, which is a break in a cranial bone with depression of the bone inward toward the brain.
    • A compound fracture, which is a break in, or loss of, skin and splintering of the bone.
    • Basilar fracture, is a break in the bones at the base of the skull, these can range in severity.

    Causes

    Skull fractures can be caused in automobile accidents.

    Skull fractures may also occur when a pedestrian or a bicyclists is struck by an automobile.

    Skull fractures are also common injuries in slip and fall accidents.

    Symptoms

    • Bleeding from wound, ears, nose, or around eyes
    • Bruising behind the ears or under the eyes
    • Bump or bruising on the head, which may take up to 24 hours to develop
    • Changes in pupils (sizes unequal, not reactive to light)
    • Confusion
    • Convulsions
    • Difficulties with balance
    • Drowsiness
    • Headache
    • Loss of consciousness
    • Nausea
    • Restlessness, irritability
    • Slurred speech
    • Stiff neck
    • Swelling
    • Visual disturbances
    • Vomiting

    Diagnosis and Treatment

    Treatment for skull fractures primarily is controlling pain, promoting healing, and preventing complications. The primary complication with a skull fracture is potential traumatic brain injury, for which treatment varies significantly based on the type of injury. The recovery from a traumatic brain injury can be long and complicated.

    If you or a loved one has been injured in an automobile or slip and fall accident and sustained skull or facial fractures or a traumatic brain injury as a result of this accident in Los Angeles, please contact the Haggai Law Firm for a free consultation with an attorney who can help you obtain fair and reasonable compensation for your injuries.

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