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CDPH: Santa Clara Patient’s Death Caused by Nursing Negligence

Communication breakdowns and inadequate note-taking seem to be primarily responsible for the nursing failures that led to a patient’s wrongful death at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. The California Department of Public Health recently announced $75,000 in fines for the hospital arising out of this nursing negligence incident. The respiratory therapist responsible for the… read more

Nursing Errors Lead to Patient’s Death at Santa Clara Hospital

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center was recently fined $75,000 by the California Department of Public Health for a nursing malpractice incident that caused in a patient’s death. The patient was neglected and improperly transported within a hospital which resulted in his wrongful death. Nursing negligence is a common issue in many Bay Area hospitals and… read more

Kaiser Hospital Staff Failures Lead to Oakland Patient’s Death

In our last post, we discussed the wrongful death of a Kaiser Hospital patient who was neglected by the nursing staff at the Oakland/Richmond Kaiser Foundation Hospital. An investigation by the California Department of Public Health indicated that an overworked nurse with inadequate backup was preoccupied with other patients as a man was experiencing cardiac… read more

Oakland Hospital Patient’s Death Linked to Nurse’s Negligence

A Bay area Kaiser hospital was recently fined $75,000 by the California Department of Public Health for a medical malpractice incident which resulted in a patient’s wrongful death. State safety regulators found that a Kaiser hospital failed to follow health and safety regulations and that this failure was directly linked to the patient’s death. The… read more

Super Lawyers Names Walkup Partners to the Top 100 Attorneys in Northern California Rankings

Four partners at the San Francisco law firm Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger were recently named among the top attorneys in Northern California by Super Lawyers Magazine. The nationally recognized attorney rating service named Walkup Melodia partners Richard Schoenberger, Paul Melodia and Michael Kelly as among the top 100 attorneys in Northern California for the… read more

Super Lawyers Names Walkup Partners to the Top 100 Attorneys in Northern California Rankings

Four partners at the San Francisco law firm Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger were recently named among the top attorneys in Northern California by Super Lawyers Magazine. The nationally recognized attorney rating service named Walkup Melodia partners Richard Schoenberger, Paul Melodia and Michael Kelly as among the top 100 attorneys in Northern California for the… read more

Study: Turn Signal Neglect Linked to Many Car Accidents

A new study shows that turn signal neglect is a major cause of car accidents in San Francisco and around the country. Researchers from the Society of Automotive Engineers found that improper turn signal use leads more than 2 million car accidents annually, which is double the amount of crashes attributable to distracted driving. “This… read more

Johnson & Johnson to Stop Sale of Defective Vaginal Mesh Implants

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon division recently announced that it plans to stop selling four types of vaginal mesh implants. The announcement comes after approximately 600 women in California and across the country filed lawsuits after receiving defective implants. An Ethicon spokesman told reporters that the company will stop worldwide sales of four types of mesh… read more

Doris Cheng Named Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America

San Francisco attorney Doris Cheng of the law firm Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger has been selected as a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. Ms. Cheng has received numerous awards and recognition for her exceptional legal work, including ranking as one of the top Minority 40 under 40 by the National Law Journal… read more