PERSONAL INJURY: claims for financial compensation if someone is injured due to the negligence or misconduct of another individual or company.
WRONGFUL DEATH: occurs when a person dies due to the negligence or misconduct of another individual or company. The heirs or family can seek financial compensation for the loss of the relationship with the individual and the loss of earnings of the decedent.
MOTOR VEHICLE/TRUCK ACCIDENT: claims for financial compensation for injuries resulting from the negligence or fault of a driver of a motor vehicle or truck.
PREMISES LIABILITY: a property owner or occupier can be held financially responsible for injuries that occur on the property such as a slip & fall, trip & fall or injury caused by a dangerous condition on the property.
DOG BITE: a person injured by a dog or animal bite can recover financial compensation against the owner of the animal or owner of the property where the incident occurred.
DEFECTIVE PRODUCT: claims for financial compensation for injuries caused by a dangerous, defective or hazardous product against the manufacturer or seller of the product.
DEFECTIVE DRUGS, PHARMACEUTICALS & MEDICAL PRODUCTS: A pharmaceutical company or manufacturer of a medical product can be held responsible if their defective drug or device causes a patient injuries or death. (Examples include defective birth control pills and orthopedic implants.)
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: claims for injuries or death caused by the negligence of a health care practitioner (i.e. physician, surgeon, nurse) or health care facility (i.e. hospital or nursing home).
LEGAL MALPRACTICE: claims against a clients former attorney for mishandling the case and causing harm to the legal position of the client, including financial loss.
PROFESSIONAL NEGLIGENCE: claims against other professionals such as an accountant, broker, financial planner, architect or engineer for negligence causing financial loss.
FAILURE TO APPROVE MEDICAL TREATMENT/ HMO CASES: if a health insurance company (i.e. Blue Cross/Blue Shield) or an HMO (i.e. Health Net or Kaiser) fails to approve necessary medical care or treatment, they can be held financially responsible for the adverse consequences or death of the patient. The Utilization Review process should allow the patient to receive care, not have it denied.
MEDICAL STAFF PRIVILEGES & MEDICAL BOARD CASES: an administrative matter brought by a health care provider to reinstate their privileges to practice at a particular hospital or medical facility or with a specific medical board regarding licensing.
ORGAN TRANSPLANT LITIGATION: Case involving the delay or failure of an organ transplant patient to receive a transplant due to wrongful conduct causing injuries or death.
WHISTLEBLOWER LITIGATION: claims for financial compensation for an employee who reports fraud or illegal conduct of their employer. An employer can not retaliate against or terminate such an employee.