22 04, 2014

Meet the Team: Marek Pienkos

By |April 22nd, 2014|Our Law Firm|

Meet the Team: Marek Pienkos
Today, we are introducing you to another member of the outstanding Estey & Bomberger team. Let’s get to know Marek Pienkos, an associate attorney at Estey & Bomberger who was recently admitted to the California State Bar.

Home Town:
Lublin, Poland
Where Did You Go to School?
I attended Fordham University and The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.
When You’re Not Working, What Are You Doing?
Playing soccer and listening to vinyl records on my dedicated system are my two greatest passions outside of work.
What’s Your Favorite Movie That Involves the Law?

17 04, 2014

Talking To Your Child About Personal Safety

By |April 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Talking To Your Child About Personal Safety
At Estey & Bomberger, we represent victims of serious accidents in personal injury lawsuits. Unfortunately, many of the accident victims we represent are children. Sometimes, the accidents in which our youngest clients were involved could have been avoided.

Talking to your children about safety can help prevent serious accidents. This post will provide parents with some tips on how to discuss safety with children.
Safety Matters: Talk To Your Child
START EARLY: Conversations about personal safety should begin at an early age. There is no “perfect age” at which parents should begin teaching their [...]

14 04, 2014

Sen. Boxer Publicly Endorses California Micra Reform

By |April 14th, 2014|General Legal|

Sen. Boxer Publicly Endorses California Micra Reform

April 11, 2014

Summary: Proponents of California’s MICRA reform have just received significant support with Sen. Barbara Boxer’s public endorsement for MICRA improvement yesterday.  Perhaps with her support, Sacramento can do the right thing by enacting the Troy and Alana Pack Patient Safety Act – an act that would give victims of medical malpractice enough compensation to fully heal from their physical and mental injuries.

The medical community’s smear campaign against the trial lawyers that support Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) reform has just become more difficult.  Yesterday, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) publically endorsed [...]

11 04, 2014

Bus Full of Students Collides with FedEx Truck, At Least 10 Lives Lost

By |April 11th, 2014|Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death|

Charter Bus Full of Students Collides with FedEx Truck, Claiming At Least 10 Lives

A bus packed with Los Angeles high school students en route to tour Humboldt State University collided with a FedEx freight truck in Northern California last night, killing at least 10 people.

Officials from the Los Angeles Unified School District said that 19 of its students were aboard the bus, which was devoured in flames after the FedEx truck crossed a grassy median on Interstate 5 and slammed into it. Witnesses told the Los Angeles Times that the crash “sounded like a series of explosions,” and reported [...]

9 04, 2014

Can Medical Marijuana Help TBI Victims?

By |April 9th, 2014|Blog|

Can Medical Marijuana Help TBI Victims?
Medical marijuana is being prescribed by doctors to treat a variety of illnesses and symptoms, including muscle spasms, nausea from chemotherapy, seizure disorders, Crohn’s disease, chronic pain, poor appetite and weight loss resulting from chronic illness, and glaucoma.

People who have used medical marijuana as part of their medical treatment plans have reported varied levels of success with the drug. Additional controlled research studies are still needed to fully understand the efficacy of marijuana on patients with different medical conditions. The Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has approved tetrahydrocannabinol (or “THC”), the active drug compound [...]

4 04, 2014

Wrongful Death Lawsuit by Family of Woman Frozen to Death at Hospital to Proceed

By |April 4th, 2014|Wrongful Death|

Wrongful Death Lawsuit by Family of Woman Frozen to Death at Hospital to Proceed
An appellate court has ruled that the family of a woman who may have frozen to death after being declared dead prematurely and placed in a morgue can move forward with a wrongful death lawsuit against a Los Angeles hospital.

In July 2010, Maria de Jesus Arroyo, 80, suffered a heart attack and was pronounced dead after being transported by ambulance to White Memorial Medical Center in Boyle Heights. Days later, mortuary workers found her body in an unzipped body bag, face-down. She had a broken [...]

4 04, 2014

Attorney’s Corner: An Interview with Attorney Mary Bajo

By |April 4th, 2014|Our Law Firm|

Attorney’s Corner: An Interview with Mary Bajo, Esq.

One of the key reasons that our firm has been able to produce excellent results for our clients year after year is because we have an incredible team of legal professionals. It is our ability to work as a team, building upon one another’s strengths, which enables us to perform at such a high level for our clients.

Mary Bajo is one of our talented young attorneys. We thought it would be cool to get inside Mary’s head, and ask her a few questions about her experience as a young attorney. Enjoy!

As [...]

3 04, 2014

Do I Have a Right to a Jury Trial in a Civil Case?

By |April 3rd, 2014|General Legal|

Do I Have a Right to a Jury Trial in a Civil Case?

The jury is a a cornerstone of the American justice system. Jurors are told that jury service is one of the most important civic duties they can perform. In criminal trials, the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees defendants facing charges that carry a penalty of greater than six months in jail the right to a jury trial.

Many of our clients ask whether there is a similar right to a jury trial in civil cases. This post will seek to answer that question, and discuss [...]

1 04, 2014

Estey & Bomberger representing family of toddler killed by city water truck

By |April 1st, 2014|In the News|

Estey & Bomberger representing family of toddler killed by city water truck
Estey & Bomberger is representing the parents of Israel Santiago Montes, a toddler who was hit and killed by a city of San Diego water truck, in their lawsuit against the city.

In August 2013, Santiago, who was just 15 months old, was with his grandmother in Logan Heights when the truck’s driver struck the boy, taking his life. In an interview with San Diego 6, the boy’s mother said, “Every day is going to be an empty day without him. Every day there’s going to be that [...]

21 03, 2014

Personal Injury Lawsuits Due to Laser Hair Removal Injuries?

By |March 21st, 2014|Defective Products|

Personal Injury Lawsuits Due to Laser Hair Removal Injuries?

Becoming widely available in the mid-nineties, laser hair removal is a medical procedure whereupon unwanted body hair is destroyed by laser pulses aimed at follicles. In the dermatology community, laser hair removal has become an accepted and commonplace practice with kits available for consumers to perform the process in their homes themselves. However, despite its benign reputation, there are many examples of laser hair removal causing personal injury.
A quick Google image search reveals numerous and often graphic pictures of the burning and scarring that patients risk experiencing if a laser hair [...]