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California Elder Abuse Act

Court Holds Doctors Can Be Liable For Their Recklessness Under California Elder Abuse Act

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

The California Court of Appeals issued a ruling on May 24th exposing a group of doctors to liability for reckless neglect under California’s Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act, even though their patient was not in a custodial care facility at the time. This decision marks a big step forward for the… Read More »

Potential Theories of Liability and Recovery for Passengers on Asiana Flight 214

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

It is never wise to assume facts or jump to conclusions regarding aircraft accidents and the causes behind them.  More often than not, an airline crash is the result of a series of events or mistakes that by themselves may be benign, but mixed together create a recipe for disaster.  Such was probably the… Read More »

Asiana Flight 214 Crash

Asiana Flight 214 Crash in San Francisco Leaves Two Deceased, Dozens Injured

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, July 6th, killing two teenage girls and injuring dozens of the 307 passengers onboard the Boeing 777 jetliner. The flight originated in Shanghai and stopped in Seoul before continuing to its final destination in San Francisco. Most of the passengers… Read More »

Transvaginal Mesh Litigation

California Couple Awarded $5.5 Million against Maker of Vaginal Mesh Implant

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

As reported by, a Bakersfield, California couple was awarded $5.5 million against C.R. Bard Medical, the maker of a vaginal mesh implant called Avaulta Mesh. With hundreds of lawsuits involving vaginal mesh pending across the country, this is the first jury win for a woman who has suffered severe complications after undergoing vaginal… Read More »


Speeding Semi Driver Likely Cause of 19 Vehicle Crash in the Antelope Valley

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

On Tuesday morning, June 26, the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway was shut down after a semi-truck collided with several vehicles, causing an accident that eventually came to involve 18 cars plus the big rig. The Los Angeles Times reported that 17 people were injured in the pile-up crash, with two of the victims left… Read More »

King Air Crash at Long Beach

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

Avoiding the Rush to Judgment in General Aviation Accident Cases According to the very brief NTSB Preliminary Report: On March 16, 2011, at 1029 Pacific daylight time, a Beech “King Air” 200, N849BM, was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain during takeoff from Long Beach Airport (LGB), Long Beach, California. The commercial pilot and… Read More »

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