California Injury Attorney Blog — Year in Review

This past year has been very eventful for the San Francisco, California injury lawyers who sponsor the California Injury Attorney Blog. We have represented injured consumers for four decades, in cases in a broad array of matters, involving workers’ rights in wage and hour claims, defective medical devices such as defective hip replacements, and accidents of all kinds that have adversely impacted the lives of our clients. We are gratified by the work we do to help our clients through the most difficult experiences of their lives.

Over this past year, we have brought our readers stories and information about serious potential for injury related to medical devices, drugs and other products. We have told you about infant and child safety and recalls related to products that have, or might, cause injury and harm to kids. We have informed you about the victims of defective medical devices, such as defective DePuy Hip Implants, and pharmaceuticals.

We informed you about the hearings of an FDA Advisory Committee in Washington DC that concerned the injuries to women in the use of transvaginal surgical mesh for pelvic organ prolapse and urinary stress incontinence. We attended these hearings to keep you apprised and up-to-date on the status of this growing area of concern for women, as failures and injuries of this surgical method were found to carry too many risks. We told you about the alternative ways of making these repairs for women suffering from various medical issues that do not lead to the great potential for new injuries from surgery.

We successfully litigated several very important wage and hour cases, including those involving Terminix and Marcus & Millichap. In these actions, we were able to secure employees of these companies the wages they were due and had not been paid.

In the Terminix matter, we presented as co-counsel, a landmark case that involved the company’s failure to provide rest breaks and required inspectors to work more than the number of hours per day allowed under California law. The inspectors also worked nights and weekends without additional compensation, which was a failure to pay overtime wages. The jury returned a verdict that protected workers’ rights.

We settled a major case involving a man who suffered a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury that was caused by a rear-end collision. The significance of this matter has broad implications for those who have been seriously injured, but whose injuries in the past have been ignored because, for example, they do not show up on an MRI. We helped determine and prove that this man had suffered major memory loss, impaired cognition and other debilitating problems, due to a rear-end collision. This injury is only now becoming better understood by experts in brain injury.

We will continue to dedicate our law practice the protection of consumers and the public. If you have any questions about what we do or how we might help you, please contact our law firm to speak with one of our lawyers. Our consultation on any injury or consumer matter is free of charge.

The lawyers of Hersh & Hersh wish all our readers a very happy and healthy 2012.