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    The Haggai Law Firm
    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…

  • Wrongful Death Attorneys Los Angeles


    Wrongful Death Lawyers Los AngelesWrongful death
    claims are part of personal injury law. This is an area that aims at delivering financial compensation to the heirs (spouse, children or parents) of a deceased person whose death was caused by a wrongful, willful, negligent act or omission by a company, individual or party. Each state has its own wrongful death laws or statutes. Since each area has distinct laws that govern it, it would be best to hire a lawyer from the exact state when you require assistance in making a wrongful death claim. Therefore, if the passing occurred in Los Angeles, California, hiring an attorney or lawyer from the area is best for the case.

    What Circumstances Can Signify a Potential Wrongful Death Charge?

    A wrongful death can happen as a result of the any of the following factors:

    • Medical-related negligence that led to the untimely demise of the family member
    • Physical abuse or neglect by the caregiver or nursing home
    • Work-related causes wherein the deceased individual was made to work in an environment with harmful chemicals, substances or even in an unsafe location
    • Demise cause by an administered activity (vacations, trips, company outings, sports match, etc)

    For a successful wrongful death claim, these factors must be present:

    • Demise of a human being
    • Death caused willfully or by neglect
    • Surviving family members who are financially incapacitated due to the death of their loved one
    • Appointment of a personal representative for the estate of the decedent

    Hire a Personal Injury Law Firm That Specializes in Wrongful Death Claims

    With the prevalence of scenarios leading to wrongful death in Los Angeles, it is important to hire a lawyer or attorney who us an associate of a trustworthy firm. The Haggai Law Firm is a well-respected firm made up of associates who are highly-skilled at handling wrongful death claims. It is necessary to obtain the services of a person or team who can successfully file a legal action. The loved ones of the demised should seek help from an attorney who can assist them by winning their claim.

    Hiring an attorney or lawyer is a must in this situation because he or she can provide legal advice and be able to prepare a strong case. The preparation will be tedious and include the following:

    • Legal document preparation
    • Assessing possible worth of your claim
    • Obtaining relevant evidence to support the claim
    • Creating a demand letter
    • Legal representation during legal proceedings

    What Damages Can Be Recovered By a Wrongful Death Claim?

    If the demise occurred in Los Angeles, California, the victim’s spouse, parents or heir may be able to recover the mentioned damages:

    • Medical bills
    • Funeral costs
    • Loss of financial support due to the demise of the victim (may include benefits and expected earnings)
    • Loss of potential inheritance
    • Loss of relation
    • Financial compensation for pain, suffering and mental distress
    • Punitive damages

    The family of the victim should remember the statute of limitations. There are time limits to initiate the wrongful death action. After the said time, the family will be unable to file their claims as it will be considered null and void. It is advantageous to have a lawyer or attorney who is highly competent because the outcome of the case will rest on his or her ability to present the claim.

    For a wrongful death in Los Angeles claim to be successful, opt to invest in a firm that truly cares. Visit the Haggai Law Firm as soon as possible. Call them and avail of a no-cost and confidential consultation with a seasoned wrongful death attorney in Los Angeles who can assist you in your fight for justice.

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