Dummit Buchholz & Trapp

The Law Firm of Dummit Buchholz & Trapp is committed to defending the rights of hospitals, physicians, long term care facilities and other health care providers in claims of alleged medical malpractice, hospital negligence, nursing home negligence, or elder or dependent adult abuse.

The firm dates back to 1975, when it was established by Craig Dummit specifically to defend and serve healthcare providers and the hospital industry. This has remained the firm’s core area of focus for the past 40+ years, over which DB&T has cultivated its reputation as a leader and innovator in the defense of malpractice claims against hospitals or other health care providers, as well as elder or dependent adult abuse cases. Our successful representation of our healthcare clients has naturally led the firm to expand the scope of its practice to also include defense of employment law claims, casualty, personal injury and general business litigation. READ MORE >

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defending our healthcare, individual and
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a team of dedicated professionals
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California Law Update – August 2016

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August case law of interest refer to a variety of legal issues involving: Offers to Compromise, Jurisdiction, Application of MICRA Statutes, Expert Witness Qualification and Anti-SLAPP motions.

California Law Update – June/July 2016

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June and July 2016 brought several legal developments to issues involving: Assumption of the Risk, Defamation, Health Plan Liability, Medical Board Discipline, Attorney Client Privilege and Premises Liability. At least…

California Law Update – May 2016

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(Attorneys) Case properly dismissed due to plaintiff counsel’s ‘flagrant’ and repeated violation of trial court’s evidentiary orders. Osborne v. Todd Farm Service. (2d Civil No. B260280, Super. Ct. No. 56-2012-00416941-CU-PO-VTA,…

California Law Update – April 2016

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(Employee Seating) California Supreme Court clarifies when employers must provide employees a seat, settling Industrial Welfare Commission’s seating provisions. Kilby v. CVS Pharmacy Inc. (No. S215614, California Supreme Court, April…

California Law Update – March 2016

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(Offers to Compromise) Defense judgment affirmed except as to award of expert witness fees under Code of Civil Procedure Section 998 for fees incurred before offer to compromise. Toste v….

California Law Update – February 2016

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(Experts) Plaintiff’s expert declarations properly excluded where plaintiff unreasonably failed to disclose expert witness information with defendants. Perry v. Bakewell Hawthorne LLC. (No. B264027, Los Angeles County Super. Ct. No….

California Law Update – January 2016

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(Physician/Patient Duty) Doctor reviewing Workers’ Compensation-provided drug regimen owes physician-patient duty of care to injured worker. King v. CompPartners. (No. E063527, Super. Ct. No. RIC1409797, California Courts of Appeal, Fourth…

DB&T Attorneys Craig S. Dummit and Harmon B. Levine obtain defense verdict in elder abuse case involving failure to monitor

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VERDICT Defense CASE Ramon Ortiz, by and through his Conservator, Rebecca Rios-Capellan v. WMC-A, Inc. dba Western Medical Center Anaheim; Integrated Healthcare Holdings, Inc.; and Lisa Castro No. 30-2012-00608184-CU-PO-CJC COURT…