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Pierce v. Murrieta Valley Unified School District

LANDMARK CASE: Pierce v. Murrieta Valley Unified School District   THE SETTLEMENT: $11 Million plus non-monetary stipulations   ATTORNEYS: Brian Panish, Rahul Ravipudi and Robert Glassman   PRACTICE AREAS: Wrongful Death, Government Liability   CASE SYNOPSIS: Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys Brian Panish, Rahul Ravipudi and Robert Glassman represented Sabrina and Rodriquez Pierce against… read more

Jane Doe v. Granada Hills Charter High School

THE CASE: Jane Doe v. Granada Hills Charter High School   THE SETTLEMENT: $3,000,000   ATTORNEYS: Rahul Ravipudi, Deborah Chang and Tom Schultz   PRACTICE AREAS: Dangerous Condition of Public Property, Brain Injury   CASE SYNOPSIS: Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys Rahul Ravipudi, Deborah Chang and Tom Schultz obtained a $3 million settlement for… read more

Kalnins v. La Canada Unified School District

CASE: Kalnins v. La Canada Unified School District   THE SETTLEMENT: $2,000,000   PRACTICE AREAS: Dangerous Condition of Public Property, Government Liability   ATTORNEYS: Robert Glassman and Rahul Ravipudi   CASE SYNOPSIS: Rahul Ravipudi and Robert Glassman of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP obtained a $2 million settlement for Ethan Kalnins, a La Canada High… read more

Massey v. Arcadia Unified School District

CASE: Massey v. Arcadia Unified School District   THE SETTLEMENT: $3,750,000   ATTORNEYS: Candice Klein, Tom Schultz, Sarah Kim and Rahul Ravipudi   PRACTICE AREAS: Dangerous Condition of Public Property, Brain Injury, Government Liability   CASE SYNOPSIS: Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys Candice Klein, Tom Schultz, Sarah Kim and Rahul Ravipudi obtained a $3,750,000… read more

Rib Fractures and Child Abuse

Children who are physically active can sustain rib fractures accidentally through sports injuries, trips and falls, and playground accidents. Rib fractures can also occur from blunt force trauma in car accidents. Yet in many cases, rib fractures signal child abuse. This is most common when the victim is less than two years old, since infants… read more

Torus Fractures in Children

A torus, or buckle, fracture can occur in children when something applies compressive force to an immature bone. Falls are the most common cause of torus fractures, in sports accidents or while playing on the playground. Because of this, they occur more commonly in the forearm and wrist than the legs. A child may suffer… read more

Greenstick Fractures in Children

A greenstick fracture is one that occurs in a young, soft bone. Soft bones, such as those in a child’s forearm or wrist, can bend and break. The phrase comes from the analogy of a fresh, green piece of wood that will bend outward instead of breaking cleanly. Greenstick fractures occur most commonly in the… read more

Corner or Bucket-Handle Fractures in Children

A corner fracture refers to injury of the metaphysis, or the growing plate at either end of long bones, such as the femur and tibia. The metaphysis is a piece of cartilage in children, not yet a fully ossified bone. Other names for a corner fracture are a bucket-handle fracture or metaphyseal fracture. Doctors used… read more

Are Schools Making Our Kids Sick?

American students spend an average of six to eight hours a day in school, 180 days per year. That’s around 1,260 hours a child spends on school property every year. With this much of your kid’s life spent within the four walls of an institution, it’s troubling to think he or she may have faced… read more

Individuals with Autism at Substantially Heightened Risk for Injury/Death

Autism spectrum disorder, or simply autism, is a developmental disorder that significantly impacts how a person sees and engages with his or her world. Autism can affect an individual’s emotional reactions, language development, body language, and comprehension of the intentions of others. Autism has a broad spectrum, with many levels and ranges in abilities. About… read more