Month: July 2015

What to Do When an Attorney Is Not Returning Calls

When an attorney does not return your phone calls, it can be a frustrating experience. It also adds to the stress of the legal situation you are going through at the time. If your attorney isn’t responsive, try the following: Phone your attorney’s office. Phone the office again and ask

5 Common Senior Scams You Should Know About

The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency recently released a guide to the most common senior scams and how to help elderly individuals avoid lawbreakers and scam artists. In this guide, we learn that likely perpetrators can sometimes be those closest to the elderly person, such as

New California Employment Law: Paid Sick Leave

On July 1, 2015, the Healthy Workplace Healthy Family Act of 2014 went into effect. This new employment law impacts how employers handle paid sick days for workers. The New Rules According to the Healthy Workplace Healthy Family Act of 2014, employees are: Eligible for paid sick leave if they

The Truth about Medical Malpractice Cases in California

In California, the majority of medical malpractice cases do not go to trial. Typically, this is because malpractice lawsuits can be extremely time-consuming and expensive to pursue. For this reason, many health care providers in California have implemented agreements to arbitrate. When a patient signs one of these agreements, it

Does Workers’ Compensation Cover My Medical Bills?

Some people think workers’ compensation only covers lost wages. The truth is worker compensation laws make other allowances for individuals who have been injured at work. One of these allowances is the cost of medical care, including but not limited to: Treatment by a doctor X-rays Blood tests Hospital services