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Rosenthal & Kreeger LLP

Meningitis Outbreak Lawyer | Serving South Lake Tahoe, CA

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916-677-4979

Providing a Culture of Excellence, Compassion and Integrity

The lawyers at Rosenthal & Kreeger LLP have a long track record of excellence in obtaining superior results for injured clients through prelawsuit settlements, litigation, arbitrations, mediations and jury trials. From the start, the firm will take over communication with the insurance company, conduct necessary investigation and document all of your losses. Every …

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The Ward Firm

Meningitis Outbreak Lawyer | Serving South Lake Tahoe, CA

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916-860-7301

Aggressive, Quality Legal Representation

Justin L. Ward, Attorney At Law is an experienced Personal Injury Attorney who will fight to get just compensation for your injuries. As a former attorney for a major national insurance company, he knows how insurance companies evaluate cases. That knowledge has helped Justin get good settlements for his clients. Mr. Ward has also taken several personal injury cases to …

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Arata, Swingle & Van Egmond

Meningitis Outbreak Lawyer | Serving South Lake Tahoe, CA

209-252-0174

60+ Years’ Experience in Helping Clients with Their Legal Needs.

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Hann Law Firm

Meningitis Outbreak Lawyer | Serving South Lake Tahoe, CA

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Working In Your Favor

James Hann handles personal injury cases, but more importantly he advises and assists his personal injury clients. James Hann is an accomplished attorney who excels in a select group of practice areas. That means he focuses on being the very best at what he does. If an issue arises that is not in one of his areas of expertise, he will refer the client to one of …

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Phoong Law Corp

Meningitis Outbreak Lawyer | Serving South Lake Tahoe, CA

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"When Something Goes Wrong, Call Anh Phoong."

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We are committed to helping injury victims and their families. Each attorney at Phoong Law Corp. is committed to making sure our clients receive the attention and prioritization that their cases deserve. We are proud to help men and women throughout Northern California. We are committed to you and your right to legal representation, timely communication and full …

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South Lake Tahoe Meningitis Outbreak Information

2012 Meningitis Outbreak Legal Recourse

In 2102 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported an outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to tainted steroid injections. Several hundred cases have been reported and many people have died. If you have contracted fungal meningitis, contact a South Lake Tahoe attorney today. You may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering.

Meningitis Outbreak Linked to Steroid Used to Treat Back Pain

The 2012 meningitis outbreak is linked to injections of methylprednisolone acetate, used to treat back and joint pain. The disease is diagnosed through a spinal tap. The fluid drawn from the spine is examined for signs of the disease, which can be treated with intravenous antifungal medications. The tainted steroids were recalled, but new cases of the disease may still be reported.

When to Hire a Lawyer

It is in your best interest to get legal help early on in addressing your situation. There are times when hiring a lawyer quickly is critical to your case, such as if you are charged with a crime. It may also be in your best interest to have a lawyer review the fine print before signing legal documents. A lawyer can also help you get the compensation you deserve if you've suffered a serious injury. For issues where money or property is at stake, having a lawyer guide you through the complexities of the legal system can save you time, hassle, and possibly a lot of grief in the long run.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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