Case Manager: Megan Nomura

Tel: (949) 863-9800


PERSONAL INJURY

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

  • Trip and fall – 65 year old male, workers comp case and third party case – hip fracture with 60,000 past med, future surgery needed to correct first surgery complication.

  • Plaintiff motorcyclist accused of lane splitting while driving a “crotch rocket” impacted a vehicle making lane change in HOV lane – liability dispute
    Soft tissue injury to wrist and leg.
    $25,000 “Howell Bills”
    2 Weeks lost earnings.

  • Slip and fall – liability dispute – 40 year old female.  $25,000 medical bills.  Good recovery.
    First party claim against carrier for S/T injury with 4 epidural injections: 68K in meds with continued complaints and surgery recommended = the remaining issue was causation considering the pre-existing pathology in the low back.

  • Plaintiff motorcyclist accused of lane splitting while driving a “crotch rocket” impacted a vehicle making lane change into HOV lane – liability dispute.  Soft tissue injury to wrist and leg.

  • Middle aged male claimed soft tissue and cervical spine disk replacement from a rear-end accident. The surgery was successful with 100% recovery. Medical bills (Howell) were minimal.

  • Middle aged female claims continued low back pain that won’t go away after motor vehicle accident. Treatment included physical therapy, chiropractic, three epidural injections, facet joint injections and radio frequency ablation. Medical bills waived.

  • Elderly woman claims she needs hip replacement and knee surgery after slip-and-fall in grocery store. “Notice” was the issue. Summary Judgment Motion was pending at time of mediation.

  • Young adult female claims lung and bronchial infection due to long term mold exposure in apartment dwelling. Plaintiff was taking medications for asthma prior to mold exposure but claims it got worse after moving into mold infested apartment.

  • Middle aged male claims permanent nerve damage with “Parkinsons” type symptoms after electrical shock in warehouse. Doctors for both sides testified there is no cure.

  • Neurological (palsy), ankle fractures. Bicycle v. motor vehicle accident requiring several surgeries to the leg and ankle along with diffuse brain injury with peroneal nerve palsy, with permanent limp.

  • Slip and fall: Old roof causing water to drip on restaurant floor. Plaintiff suffered knee and shoulder injuries. There were surgeries to the shoulder and knee.

  • Burn/Scarring: Auto v. Auto resulting in severe burns and scars to left hand and leg.

  • Big rig 18 wheeler makes left turn in front of motorcyclist. Injuries included fractures to the femur resulting in internal fixation with metal rods and screws; shoulder meniscus tear resulting in arthroscopic surgery. Plaintiff hospitalized for 1 week, out of work for 1 year.

  • Scar case/Face Lacerations: bike v. auto. 2 – 5 inch scars on both forearms on male 30 year old. Facial lacerations, possible 20% comparative.

  • This was a longstanding claim for work related injuries to the knee (surgery) and back (2 surgeries) with a lien. Disputes in liability and causation – lienholder reduced lien.

  • Mold exposure and sewer backflow into apartment dwelling. Plaintiff exposed to this condition for 18 months resulting in chronic sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, sore throat and asthma. Mold types included: 1) aspergillius; 2) penicillium; 3) chaetomium; 4) tricoderma.

  • Severe lower back herniated disk case: Admitted to liability but denied causation for any injury as a result of the accident. Four years preceding the accident, the 33 year old plaintiff treated with physical therapists, pain management centers, MRI facilities, neurologists, and other health care providers. Surgery was conducted post-accident to the neck and low back. The defense contended that plaintiff was a surgical candidate prior to the accident.

  • Numerous wrongful death cases resulting from auto cases, trip and fall, electrocution, drowning, boat accidents and sexual assault.