Wrongful Death vs. Murder: What's The Difference In California?
"The main difference between wrongful death and murder is that the former occurs because of someone else's negligence, while the latter occurs because of someone else's intentional act," explains our Sherman Oaks wrongful death attorney at the Mancini & Associates.
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Wrongful Death vs. Murder: What’s The Difference In California?
Jul 20, 2018

Some people in California do not know the difference between wrongful death and murder, but knowing that difference may be critical to recovering damages for the loss of your loved one. Wrongful death and murder are part of two completely different court systems, tort, and criminal, and the only thing wrongful death and murder cases

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Personal Injury Settlements For Minors: Can The Funds Be Accessed Immediately Or Wait Until 18?
Jul 14, 2018

If you are reading this, chances are you are a minor under the age of 18 or a parent of a minor. You also probably know by now that under California law, if a minor is injured and receives a settlement from the at-fault party, the minor will not be able to access these funds

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Mistakes in EMS Can Be Covered Up With Falsified Records
Jul 13, 2018

EMTs and paramedics have a tough job. For them, every day is stressful because each call they go on is different. If you have ever had to call 911 for yourself or a loved one, then you understand the importance of what they do. However, mistakes can be made by EMS providers. Sometimes they are

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The Threat of Asbestos Still Remains in the U.S.
Jul 07, 2018

The history of asbestos-containing products in America Asbestos was once considered a miracle material. It was available in copious quantities in mines all over the world and had amazing flame-retardant and insulation capabilities—and it was dirt cheap. It was even used as a wintertime holiday decoration so that a family could simulate the effect of

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General Motors Recalls Continue To Be Issued – Is Your Car On The List?
Jul 06, 2018

For several years, General Motors has been issuing recall after recall for a host of defective vehicle parts, many of which are essential to the safe operation of the car. Everything from airbags to fuel pumps seems to have been affected, and while GM is offering to replace the defective car parts free of charge,

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Need-To-Know Facts About Professional Malpractice
Jun 30, 2018

Malpractice is a term many people have heard of, but not everyone has an in-depth understanding of what the term means. Malpractice is a Latin-based word, literally translated as “bad practice”. However, in the legal world, malpractice suits need to meet certain criteria in order to be successful. There are two types of professional malpractice

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Mesothelioma: A Matter Of Product Liability?
Jun 29, 2018

Almost all cases of mesothelioma cancer today are linked to past exposure to asbestos. Asbestos was once a popular material to include in products that required insulation or would benefit from the mineral’s fire-resistant qualities. Mesothelioma can affect several bodily organs and, although rare compared with other types of cancer, is difficult to effectively treat

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Are Herbicides And Pesticides Covered By Product Liability Law?
Jun 23, 2018

The laws surrounding the area of product liability are extensive. Manufacturers who release defective products for purchase and use by the public can be held liable for damages that their products cause to consumers. Determining liability is fairly clear-cut when the product is an exploding battery or a defective piece of heavy machinery. However, what

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What Is Considered an Act of Medical Malpractice?
Jun 22, 2018

Medical malpractice is a serious event that can lead to grave consequences for its victims. There are a variety of negligent acts that can cause a medical malpractice accusation to arise. From failure to diagnose or treat to leaving surgical implements inside a patient and then sewing them back together, there are many horrible ways

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3 Tragic Ways Medical Malpractice Can Impact Your Life
Jun 16, 2018

We entrust doctors, nurses and other medical professionals with providing care when we are injured, ensuring we stay in good health—and even with our very lives. When one of these professionals does something negligent, it can lead to severe injury or even death. Medical malpractice is a serious offense, and it can lead to pain

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