All posts by James Ballidis


Lawmakers Ask Medical Board to Create Statewide Database of Doctors Who Overprescribe


With the incidence of prescription drug deaths rising, lawmakers have asked the medical board to create a statewide database of doctors who overprescribe. A California injury lawyer discusses the problem and proposal.


San Francisco Bicyclist Facing Criminal Charges for Fatal Accident


A San Francisco bicyclist is facing criminal charges for a fatal accident. A California personal injury lawyer discusses the case.


Is Nurse Who Refused to Perform CPR Liable for Woman’s Death?


In March 2013, the Los Angeles Times reported that an 87-year-old woman had died after a caregiver at her nursing home refused to perform CPR. The nursing home, Glenwood Gardens, defended the actions of its employee, arguing that the resident agreed to the CPR policy upon moving in. A California personal injury lawyer discusses the case.


Cruise Ship Mishaps: The Challenges to Collecting Damages


According to the Los Angeles Times, the Carnival Triumph cruise ship left Galveston, Texas on February 7, 2013 for a four-night cruise. Unfortunately, as a result of an engine fire, the boat stalled, causing the 4,229 passengers to be stuck at sea for days with no power, prompting lawsuits from angry customers upon their return. A California personal injury lawyer discusses the challenges to collecting damages after cruise ship mishaps.


Do Safety-Based Incentives Prevent the Reporting of Workplace Injuries?


Each year in California, approximately three-quarters of a million workplace injuries and illnesses are reported. Unfortunately, it is likely that there are many cases that go unreported, explains a California personal injury lawyer.


Drugged Driving: How Is California Combating the Problem?


Drugged driving is a contentious issue, especially in states like California, where medical marijuana is legal, explains a car accident attorney in the state. As California makes changes to its drugged driving law, which will go into effect in 2014, courts and lawmakers throughout the U.S. struggle to address the issue of driving while under the influence of drugs.