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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. 

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    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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    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…

  • Rib Fracture Attorneys Los Angeles

    One of the most common causes of a rib fracture is from an automobile accident, from the impact of an airbag, or a slip and fall accident. These can be very painful injuries. A rib fracture is a crack or break in one of the bones of the rib cage. Because the breaths protect the ribcage and help you breathe, one or more broken ribs can make it more difficult to breath.

    There are several common causes of rib fractures. During an automobile accident they may be caused by the force of the impact of the crash itself as well as the impact of the airbag if deployed. Slip and fall accidents are another common cause of these painful fractures. The ribs protect the vital organs in the chest, including the heart and lungs, and the muscles connected to the ribs are used to breathe. Because of their location and function, one or more broken ribs may make it difficult to breathe, and certainly more painful.

    Causes of a Rib Fracture

    Rib fractures can be caused by seatbelts and airbags deploying upon an automobile accident.

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

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

    Symptoms of Rib Fractures

    • Mild to severe pain in the injured area.
    • Pain when you breathe.
    • Pain around the fracture when someone pushes on your breastbone.

    You may also experience other symptoms due to the difficulty in breathing that may include:

    • Feel short of breath.
    • Feel anxious, restless, or scared.
    • Have a headache.
    • Feel dizzy, tired, or sleepy.

    Diagnosis and Treatment for Rib Injury

    A rib fracture may be diagnosed by palpation of the chest to find out where you are hurt. Your doctor may also listen to you breathe to insure air is coming in and out of your lungs normally. Finally, your doctor will likely order an x-ray to get an image of your injuries.

    The primary treatment for a rib injury is rest. You may need to ice the ribcage. Additionally, while you are healing to cough and take deep breaths regularly, which will help prevent pneumonia or partial collapse of lung tissue.

    If you or a loved one has been injured in an automobile or slip and fall accident and sustained rib fractures as a result of this accident, 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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