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Julia Goldman Presents California Law for Dentists and RDH/RDAs: April 26, 2019
Julia Goldman presented the required lecture to over 250 attendees at the Embassy Suites in Seaside for the Monterey Bay Dental Society.  She does a great job at making this required course one that is full of practice pointers including risk management advice regarding patient problems, employment law, and business law.



Ron Goldman Presents in Mock Deposition in Emergency Medicine: April 10, 2019
Ron Goldman presented with defense attorney Joe Picchi at Alta Bates Hospital April 10, 2019.  Ron Goldman collaborated with experienced malpractice defense attorney Joe Picchi to demonstrate mock depositions for emergency room physicians. Based on actual cases, Ron and Joe switched sides as either defense or plaintiff attorneys to provide the E.R. physicians in attendance, as well as heroic volunteers what it is like to subject to an aggressive deposition when their care is under question in a malpractice case.

Julia Goldman and Ron Goldman Joint Presentation on Employment Law For Dentists April 8, 2019
Julia and Ron Goldman used a tag team approach to present  Employment  Law for Dentists for the Berkeley Dental Society general membership meeting at lovely Trader Vics in Emeryville.  The presentation covers recent updates in employment law and explores those areas of wrongful termination and wage and hour violations that seem to plague dental offices. The focus is understanding what the law requires and how to avoid these common sand traps.

Ron Goldman Presents Avoiding Lawsuits: Managing Risks for the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology April 5, 2019
Ron Goldman had the pleasure of presenting at the ADSA Annual Session in Santa Fe, New Mexico on risk assessment and management for health care providers who manage sedation of patients in dental procedures.  With over 250 members in attendance, Ron emphasized the importance of training, planning, preparation and safety relative to handling anesthesia for dental patients



The Goldman Law Firm to compete in 20th Annual Tiburon Triathlon
Come join the Goldman Law Firm’s attorneys and staff as they compete in the Julia Goldman presented the required lecture to over 250 attendees at the Embassy Suites in Seaside for the Monterey Bay Dental Society. She does a great job at making this required course one that is full of practice pointers including risk management advice regarding patient problems, employment law, and business law Twentieth Annual Tiburon Triathlon on July 25, 2010 in Belvedere, CA.
For more information on the Tiburon Triathlon please visit http://tiburonfire.org

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Ronald P. Goldman is running for The State Bar
of California Board of Governors 2010 election.

The founding partner of the Goldman Law Firm, Ronald P. Goldman, is running in The State Bar of California Board of Governors 2010 election for a seat within District Four.  Help Mr. Goldman “raise the bar” by voting before June 30th, 2010. Ballots will be mailed on April 30, 2010.  For more information, please contact Julia N.Goldman, Esq. at jgoldman@goldmanlawfirm.net

• PDF Statement of Ronald P. Goldman for Board of Governors Position District Four

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Recent Cases

Dental Malpractice Cases

In Re: Patient v. Santa Clara County Prosthodontist
Successfully defended via Summary Judgment a dental malpractice action where Plaintiff alleged that our client, a prosthodontist, cracked several teeth in Plaintiff’s mouth. Judgment and statutory costs were awarded in favor of our client.

In Re: Patient v. Santa Cruz County General Dentist
In a two-week jury trial, successfully defended a dental negligence action relating to general dentistry including crown, bridge, and veneer restorations placed by our client, a general dentist. Plaintiff alleged that our client negligently placed restorations ruining his bite and causing him to loose his teeth which required a full-mouth restoration. The jury found in favor of our client. Statutory costs and experts fees were awarded to our client.

In Re: Patient v. Santa Clara County Endodontist
Successfully dismissed a dental malpractice action where Plaintiff alleged that our client, an endodontist, failed to diagnose cavernous sinus thrombosis which resulted in the loss of vision and use of Plaintiff’s left eye.

In Re: Patient v. Santa Cruz County Periodontist
In a three-week jury trial, successfully defended a dental negligence action. Plaintiff alleged that our client, a periodontist, failed to diagnose cancer in the floor of the mouth which ultimately resulted in Plaintiff requiring a segmental mandibulectomy. The jury found in favor of our client. Statutory costs and experts fees were awarded to our client.


Medical Malpractice Cases

In Re: Patient v. Sonoma County Osteopath
In a two-week jury trial, successfully defended a medical malpractice/wrongful death action in which Plaintiff alleged that our client, an osteopath, was negligent by failing to diagnose a urinary tract infection. Decedent passed away from multi-organ failure due to an overwhelming infection (sepsis) caused by the skin bornebacteria Staphylococcus Aureus. The jury found in favor of our client. Statutory costs and experts fees were
awarded to our client.

In Re: Patient v. Sonoma County Hospitalist
In a two-week jury trial, successfully defended a medical malpractice/wrongful death action in which Plaintiff alleged that our client, an internal medicine physician, was negligent by failing to diagnose and treat a surgical infection following a laminectomy and discectomy. The jury found in favor of our client. Statutory costs and experts fees were awarded to our client.

In Re: Patient v. Sonoma County Anesthesiologist
Successfully dismissed a medical malpractice/wrongful death action in which Plaintiff alleged that our client, an anesthesiologist, was negligent in his treatment of the decedent. Our client performed a tracheal intubation of the decedent, an unrestrained passenger in a motor vehicle accident, in preparation of a helicopter transfer
from the scene of the accident.

In Re: Patient v. San Francisco County Emergency Physician
Successfully dismissed a medical malpractice action in which Plaintiff alleged that our client, an emergency physician, was negligent in her treatment and care when she inserted a Rapid Rhino device in Plaintiff’s right nare to stop a severe nosebleed.


Business Litigation Cases

In Re: Chitgopekar v. Rosencranz (Alameda County)
Successfully prosecuted an action against a seller of an $800,000 dental practice for breach of contract, fraud and failure turn over the practice’s patient base and goodwill. After a three-week jury trial, the jury found in favor of our client and awarded damages and attorney’s fees.

Residential Property Cases

In Re: Fregoso v. Bascomb (Sonoma County)
In a two-week jury trial, successfully defended a real property seller facing allegations of negligent misrepresentation and failure to disclose. Buyers of an 87 year-old property, listed as a “fixer” and sold in “as is” condition, unsuccessfully alleged that the seller failed to disclose the extent of damage hidden behind the walls and under the floor. The jury found against the buyers. Attorney’s fees and costs were awarded to
our client, the seller.


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