What damages are available if I lost a loved one or suffered real property loss or damage in the Thomas wildfire in California?

What damages are available if I lost a loved one or suffered real property loss or damage in the Thomas wildfire in California?

Beginning in December 2017, a series of wind-driven wildfires began just north of Santa Paula and quickly spread to surrounding areas in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. The Thomas wildfire, as it later became known, was the most destructive wildfire Read More …

My loved one died from ovarian cancer related to talcum powder use in California. Can I sue?

My loved one died from ovarian cancer related to talcum powder use in California. Can I sue?

Unfortunately, many women have contracted ovarian cancer after prolonged exposure to talcum powder. My firm was the first to file a lawsuit in California against Johnson & Johnson for this issue, so I have seen many cases. It is possible Read More …

How do I file a Complaint against a nursing home in California?

How do I file a Complaint against a nursing home in California?

There are several types of complaint you should consider filing, and I will discuss each in turn. In California, most nursing homes are regulated by the Department of Public Health, Licensing and Certification division (“Licensing”). If you believe a loved Read More …

What Constitutes Undue Influence in California?

What Constitutes Undue Influence in California?

How do older adults in California make decisions about important financial issues and healthcare matters? And when should we worry that they may have been unduly influenced by another person? In 2014, California law defining undue influence changed; legislators were Read More …

What if I suspect elder financial abuse is occurring in California?

What if I suspect elder financial abuse is occurring in California?

You should report it to local agencies tasked with protecting seniors, including but not limited to local law enforcement and Adult Protective Services. An investigation may be conducted, but if you are not the senior or dependent adult, you are Read More …