Dog Bite Liability in California

In California, owners of dogs are statutorily strictly liable for any injuries their dog causes. This dog bite statute makes the owner of the dog strictly liable for any dog bite from the moment the ownership begins, provided that the victim was not trespassing, provoking the dog, injured by his employer’s dog while on the […]

Clarification on Definition of Professional Negligence in Hospital Settings

Recently the California Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of a hospital over a whether non-medical negligence occurring in a hospital is “professional negligence” or “ordinary negligence.”  This case shows that these details can be the difference between dismissal on statute of limitations or not. In Flores v. Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, there were bedrails raised […]