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April 2019

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April 21, 2019

Should you settle or go to trial for your mesothelioma case?

So, you are offered a settlement in your Mesothelioma case. What do you do? You are anxious -- no doubt -- to get your compensation and be done with it. But then, you question yourself and the settlement: is it enough? Is it enough to help your family after cancer takes full control of your body? Is it enough to…
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April 21, 2019

What factors go into a wrongful death settlement in California?

Settlements in wrongful death claims do not result from the luck of a draw; there is a lot of negotiation and thought put into it. Specifically, there are certain factors taken into consideration that often help the parties determine a just and fair settlement amount. Here are some of the most common factors that go into determining a settlement amount…
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April 21, 2019

How do you sue for asbestos?

Exposure to asbestos has been proven to be deadly. There are thousands of people who have succumbed to disease caused by exposure to asbestos via their homes or their work. Exposure over a period of time can cause illness, specifically mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a type of aggressive cancer that can have a catastrophic impact on the victim and his or…
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April 21, 2019

What are the time frames of a mesothelioma settlement?

Have you been diagnosed with Mesothelioma? If so, then it’s likely you have a cause of action to sue someone, like possibly your employer or the building company of your house. Asbestos exposure is the primary cause of Mesothelioma. Depending on the stage of the Mesothelioma, you may wonder about the time frame of a lawsuit, though. And that’s understandable,…
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April 21, 2019

Who do you sue in a wrongful death lawsuit?

A loved one was either immediately killed or seriously injured and later died of those injuries. Nothing can ever take the place of your loved one. Nothing. But that said, if the death was wrongful, meaning your loved one died due to the fault of another person or entity, then that person or entity should have to pay, literally, for…
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April 11, 2019

Opioid Lawsuit Goes After the Kingpin

In California alone, there were 2,199 opioid overdose deaths in 2017 -- and list was one of the lowest numbers in the United States. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse and the Centers for Disease Control, that's a rate of 5.3 deaths for every 100,000 people. The national rate is 14.6 deaths per 100,000 people. More than half…
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April 9, 2019

Five Critical Things To Know Before You File a Wrongful Death Claim

Losing someone is painful. You are angry. You are lonely. You are suffering. And you want to lash out. You want payback. You want to sue because the death of your loved one was the result of someone else’s negligence. It’s not fair. It’s simply not fair. Though you are hurting, there are five critical things you should know before you contact…
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April 9, 2019

What Should You Know about Funeral Expenses & Wrongful Death?

A loved one died. Now, a funeral must be planned. As well as a possible wrongful death action. Your wrongful death action may produce an award that includes the costs of the funeral, but the award will not materialize prior to the funeral. So, you will be paying for it yourself. Here’s a rundown on how you should proceed with…
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April 9, 2019

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

In California, a wrongful death lawsuit is brought under California Code of Civil Procedure $377.60. These actions are made because someone you love was killed by someone else, usually through that person’s negligence or reckless act. Not just anyone can file a wrongful death lawsuit though. Here, you learn who can in the State of California file a wrongful death…
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April 9, 2019

How are Damage Awards Divided Among Heirs in a Wrongful Death Case?

A family member has died. But it wasn’t a natural death. It was a death caused by someone else’s negligence. These can be the hardest kinds of deaths because (1) the death is often sudden or tragic and unnecessary, and (2) the death often leaves family members struggling to pay debts and recover from the loss of income. This can…
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