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Personal Injury Litigation

July 27, 2015
Laurence Mandell

Personal injury litigation, like all legal matters, is affected by what has come before. Precedent is essential to the interpretation of law. When it comes to personal injury law, certain successful landmark cases have had a big impact on society and have paved the way for restitution for others. Decades of tort lawyers in personal injury litigation have tirelessly worked on behalf of the injured to achieve justice. The court decisions they’ve won have advanced the health, safety, and legal rights of all Americans and we’ve spotlighted a few of them here that we believe are important. If we could hand out awards for Justice Served, these would be on our list.

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Malpractice Payouts to U.S. Veterans

December 1, 2014
Robert J. Mandell

Malpractice Payouts to U.S. Veterans Reach 12-year High Malpractice payouts to U.S. veterans have seen a steep rise in recent years, a fact that belies a system under severe stress. A big reason there are more malpractice claims is the simple fact that VA hospitals are treating more veterans than ever before. In 2013, the agency tended to 5.6 million patients, a 32 percent increase from 2002. The VA hospital …

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Prescription Drug Epidemic Prompts Lawsuits

October 20, 2014
Laurence Mandell

Prescription Drug Epidemic in America Blamed on Drug Manufacturers Two California counties and the City of Chicago are taking on the pharmaceutical industry in an effort to make it accountable for its role in the nation’s prescription drug epidemic, filing lawsuits employing tactics used against the tobacco industry in the 1990s. According to the plaintiffs, aggressive and misleading marketing tactics have misled the American public into believing the benefits of …

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Yes On Prop 46 Saves Lives

September 29, 2014
Aslin Tutuyan

Yes on Prop 46 Can Correct Years of Injustice Occasionally, our minds stray to the morbid and we sometimes ponder how we or a loved one might meet our end. We consider all sorts of possibilities, likely and unlikely, ranging from homicide to an auto accident to simply living a long life that ends of natural causes. The potential truth, as it turns out, is that you will make your …

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Preventable Medical Errors

July 28, 2014
Mara Burnett

Preventable Medical Errors Now the Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S. According to a recent study by the Journal of Patient Safety, as many as 440,000 people die from preventable medical errors each year, a figure more than 4.5 times higher than 1999 estimates published by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). These findings now make preventable medical errors the third leading cause of death in the United States, with …

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Compensation in a Personal Injury Case – Video

May 27, 2014
Mara Burnett

How Long Does It Take To Receive Compensation In A Personal Injury Case? In this video FAQ, San Fernando Valley personal injury attorney, Mara Burnett, discusses how long it might take for you to see results in your personal injury case and receive compensation. Here, she touches on the differences, from case to case, which can affect the timeline of your resolution. This video FAQ series was created and produced …

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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

May 19, 2014
Aslin Tutuyan

Thousands of Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Settle for $830 Million Transvaginal mesh device (TVM) manufacturer Endo International PLC (Endo) has agreed to pay $830 million to settle thousands of lawsuits alleging that its devices caused serious side effects and injuries. As of January 2014, Endo is one of a number of TVM manufacturers — including Ethicon (a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary), C.R. Bard and Boston Scientific — facing more than 40,000 …

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World Congress on Traumatic Brain Injury

April 28, 2014
Metrolink train accident near Oxnard

Study Highlights Legal Challenges Faced by Victims of Traumatic Brain Injury Robert Mandell’s recent presentation at the Tenth World Congress on Brain Injury – sponsored by the International Brain Injury Association (IBIA) – highlighted the significant legal challenges faced by victims of traumatic brain injury (TBI). According to a study authored by Robert J. Mandell and his brother and law partner, Laurence Mandell, of the Mandell Law Firm, victims of …

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Acetaminophen Overdose

April 21, 2014
Laurence Mandell

FDA Asks Doctors for Help in Avoiding Acetaminophen Overdose Acetaminophen is one of most commonly used medications in the United States, found in many over-the-counter (OTC) pain and fever remedies. However, approximately 56,000 people are sent to the hospital for acetaminophen overdoses each year, resulting in 500 deaths. In fact, acetaminophen overdose is one of the most common poisonings worldwide and can lead to liver failure or death, according to …

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California Wrongful Death Damages

March 31, 2014
Mara Burnett

How Damages are Determined in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Wrongful death lawsuits involve the claims of grieving family members for the death of a loved one, whether by homicide, accident or avoidable medical injuries. Often they also include “survival” claims for the pain and suffering of the decedent. Arriving at a fair and appropriate amount for wrongful death damages involves the consideration of many factors. Unfortunately, although no amount of …

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