GMSR has a stellar track record and reputation as writs and appeals attorneys. Below is a sample of recent wins for our clients.

Ninth Circuit affirms summary judgment in medical malpractice case

Moore v. USC University Hospital, Inc. (9th Cir. 2011) 416 Fed.Appx. 640, 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 3860 (United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit) [unpublished]. The Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court’s entry of summary judgment in favor of GMSR’s client, USC University

May 18, 2010 Healthcare Law
Court of Appeal holds that wheeling a patient between testing rooms in a hospital is the provision of health care for purposes of the statute of limitations

Torihara v. The Regents of the University of California (2010) 2010 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 3690 (California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Eight) [unpublished]. Plaintiff injured his foot when the wheelchair in which he was riding hit a wall. He was in the hospital

May 17, 2010 Healthcare Law
Court of Appeal holds radiologist not qualified to opine on family medicine physician’s standard of care

Levitt v. Ross (2010) 2010 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 3598 (California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Two) [unpublished]. After plaintiff complained of a possible pea-sized breast lump, defendant—her family medicine doctor—sent her for imaging studies, which gave her a clean bill of health. Eighteen

Apr 09, 2010 Healthcare Law
Court of Appeal affirms dismissal of plaintiff’s medical malpractice action on statute of limitations

Gordon v. Kawamoto (2010) 2010 Cal.App Unpub. LEXIS 2577 (California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division One) [unpublished]. Injuries suffered allegedly as a result of surgery at UCSD in November 2003 following a dune buggy accident. Action filed in April 2007 was for injuries

Mar 24, 2010 Healthcare Law
Court of Appeal affirms summary judgment for hospital in medical malpractice case where plaintiff has no expert evidence

Jackson v. San Leandro Hospital (2010) 2010 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 2060 (California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division Two) [unpublished]. Plaintiff suffered injuries suffered allegedly as a result of IV Dilantin administered to her for seizures. Defense introduced expert testimony that nothing the hospital

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Whether on appeal, assisting trial counsel, or advising government officials contemplating legislative action, GMSR provides unique insight into the complex laws that impact public entities.

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GMSR vigorously advocates the rights of individual plaintiffs and defendants, in both state and federal appellate courts.

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As part of GMSR’s long-standing commitment to social justice and equality, GMSR provides pro bono appellate services to individuals and to community organizations on issues of concern.

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