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Personal Injury

  • Mediated a negligence claim against national youth soccer association for failure to conduct background check concerning a coach who sexually abused a minor female soccer player over a 10 month period, alleging that the background check would have revealed a disqualifying domestic violence conviction.
     

  • Mediated negligence and punitive damages claim arising when a fully loaded 18 wheel tractor trailer rig traveling at over 50 miles per hour drove into a line of cars at a stop light on SR-152 near Gilroy, CA, killing one driver and severely injuring the drivers and passengers in two other cars. The truck driver suffered from uncontrolled diabetes.
     

  • Mediated product liability wrongful death case based on defective design, manufacturing and failure to warn, and medical malpractice claim arising from surgery using a robotic device which lead to stomach injury and death.
     

  • Mediated wrongful death action arising from a large tandem fully loaded dump truck running over a teenager riding his bicycle to high school. Defendants included the trucking companies and general contractor.
     

  • Mediated medical malpractice case arising from a Whipple surgical procedure on decedent’s pancreas which resulted in excessive bleeding and death.
     

  • Mediated medical malpractice action arising from endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery using ultrasound imaging, resulting in severing of the median nerve.
     

  • Mediated elder care abuse and reckless neglect case brought against a nursing home due to falls suffered by plaintiff.
     

  • Mediated a claim for negligence and inadequate security by hotel customers against the hotel owners and its private security contractor arising from a serious physical altercation between the plaintiffs and another customer leading to significant physical injury to the plaintiffs.
     

  • Mediated rear end automobile intersection collision with conflicting accounts of the movement of the vehicles prior to the accident.
     

  • Mediated intersection collision in Santa Clara CA between an SUV driven by plaintiffs and a large commercial truck driven by defendant, causing significant injuries to driver and passenger of the SUV.
     

  • Mediated vehicle accident on Highway 101 involving a sideswipe between a passenger car and a commercial tractor-trailer rig leading to personal injuries and property damage.
     

  • Mediated slip and fall involving a customer who slipped on a wet spot in a restaurant within a large department store, causing complex regional pain syndrome.
     

  • Mediated vicious dog bite attack by pit bull against a man walking his dog who lost part of his finger.
     

  • Mediated automobile accident at Shoreline Drive in Mountain View at HW 101, leading neck, back and head injuries, causing plaintiff, a computer consultant, to lose sales.
     

  • Mediated negligence action arising from a two-car accident in which a catering truck backed into a minivan, with significant dispute over level of injuries.
     

  • Mediated negligence action arising from automobile left turn striking pedestrian in a cross walk, causing her to hit the pavement face down, leading to extensive damage to her teeth, leading to multiple oral surgeries and the need for lifetime care.
     

  • Mediated battery claim filed by one employee of a retail establishment against husband of co-owner. There was a dispute whether release in a prior Labor Code action against the establishment and spouse covered this matter.
     

  • Mediated claims occurring when plaintiff restaurant owner suffered slip and fall in wholesale food store, due to a significant crack and hole in the floor which caused her to fall, suffering significant neck injury from a herniated disk, resulting in cervical fusion surgery and long term debilitating neck, shoulder, arm and hand pain.
     

  • Mediated dog bite case by prospective housekeeper who was interviewing for a position and was bitten in the chest area by Rottweiler owned by defendants, leaving permanent scarring.
     

  • Mediated three-vehicle accident involving three services trucks in which one truck turned left in heavy traffic on a busy San Jose Street, colliding with a second truck and pushing it into the side of a third truck resulting in a serious back injury to a third driver, requiring surgery and rendering him unable to take care of his disabled wife.
     

  • Mediated slip and near fall by customer in a shower/tub of a bed and breakfast near Yosemite, CA which allegedly aggravated degenerative back condition, causing failed surgery and lingering pain.
     

  • Mediated side-swipe accident on Highway 101 between automobile and a tour bus, resulting in muscle and joint pain injuries.
     

  • Mediated rear end collision between two automobiles on US 101 off ramp towards SR 237resulting in low back injury.
     

  • Mediated rear end automobile collision with pickup truck owned by City of Sunnyvale, driven by a City of Sunnyvale employee.
     

  • Mediated personal injury claim by a bus passenger suffering back injury when transit bus hydroplaned, spinning and colliding with center median on a major San Jose street.
     

  • Mediated negligence claim arising from slip and fall arising from malfunctioning produce sprinkler in supermarket.
     

  • Mediated negligence claim arising from personal injury/premises accident when plaintiff slipped and fell and suffered a compound fracture of her tibia on black ice on a concrete walkway on residential property owned by defendant and rented to plaintiff’s daughter.
     

  • Mediated negligence claim based on a slip and fall where plaintiff sued landlord and tenant after a fall on a single step down to a fountain in the center atrium of an office building in Morgan Hill.
     

  • Handled a matter relating to an airbag manufacturer concerning an industrial accident that lead to the death of one worker and severe injuries to another.
     

  • Mediated comparative negligence action arising from motorcycle accident involving a used motorcycle refurbished by defendant, leading to excessive vibration and a crash, leading to extensive physical injuries.
     

  • Mediated negligence claims arising from a collision between an automobile and a motorcycle in San Jose. Liability admitted by defendant.
     

  • Mediated negligence claim arising from a collision between a motorcycle and an automobile on a hilly, curving road west of I-280, with significant injuries to the motorcyclist.
     

  • Mediated negligence claim arising from rear end accident in San Jose. Plaintiff suffered from chronic back, wrist and hip pain, having sought extensive medical treatment.
     

  • Mediated indemnity claim filed by one motorist against another involving damages paid to the passenger in one of the vehicles. The accident involved comparative negligence involving a left turning vehicle where both drivers claimed they had a green light.
     

  • Mediated rear end collision on SR-152. Minor damage to vehicle with soft tissue damage to plaintiff.
     

  • Mediated rear end collision in San Jose. Minor auto body damage and soft tissue damage to plaintiff.
     

  • Mediated negligence action where defendant made left turn into oncoming traffic and hit defendant’s vehicle head on, totaling both vehicles. Plaintiff developed severe headaches, lasting 5 years at time of conference, diagnosed at Kaiser with occipital neuralgia, treated with nortriptyline at triple the adult dose.
     

  • Mediated automobile parking lot collision case causing neck and back injuries to the plaintiff.
     

  • Mediated negligence claim arising from a vehicular accident between a bicycle and a van as defendant was turning into a parking lot in San Jose.
     

  • Mediated a slip and fall case in a produce section of a supermarket, leading to muscle strain and disk protrusion.
     

  • Mediated a wrongful death action brought by estate of deceased and serving parents against a tavern and its owners arising from death of their son who was punched by bouncer and hit his head on sidewalk and died within several hours.
     

  • Mediated an automobile-motorcycle collision case in which the auto swerved rapidly into a car pool lane in front of the motorcycle which could not avoid a collision, with the motorcyclist suffering herniated disk injuries in the collision..