Practice Areas Overview

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Civil Litigation in San Francisco and the Greater Bay Area since 1957

At the Law Offices of McTernan, Stender & Weingus, we provide experienced legal representation to clients in cases of personal injury, medical malpractice, employment law, wrongful termination and general civil litigation.

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Our Areas of Practice

The Law Offices of McTernan, Stender & Weingus handles cases in a variety of civil litigation areas, including:

Serious Personal Injury and Wrongful Death: When negligence or other misconduct causes the injury or death of another, it is important to contact an attorney to determine what rights you have. Our firm represents those who have been seriously injured or lost a love one under such circumstances due to auto accidents, medical malpractice, elder abuse, defective products and in other cases.

Nursing Home Abuse: If a family member has been the victim of maltreatment while a resident at a nursing home, he or she may have an action for elder abuse under specific California laws designed to protect seniors from such abuse and mistreatment. If the nursing home resident dies, family members may be able to bring an action not only for wrongful death, but also for the pain and suffering suffered by their loved one before his or her death. If you have reason to suspect that a loved one has been the victim of such mistreatment, you should contact an attorney to determine whether a valid case for elder abuse may be brought.

Financial Elder Abuse: As seniors have come to represent an increasingly larger percentage of our population, schemes to take economic advantage of them, and the savings they have accumulated during their lifetimes have become commonplace. Just as California has enacted laws to protect elders from physical abuse, it has also enacted specific laws allowing seniors to seek compensation when they have been victims of such financial schemes. It is important to contact an attorney at the first sign of financial elder abuse.

Medical Malpractice: If negligence has been committed during the care and/or treatment of a patient and a serious injury has occurred, it is extremely important to obtain the appropriate compensation. Medical malpractice cases in California can be extremely difficult to resolve, which is why it is so important to hire an experienced personal injury attorney to handle your case.

Failure to Diagnose: In cases where an illness that was not diagnosed or was misdiagnosed has led to severe medical problems and financial concerns, medical negligence is often the cause. By contacting a lawyer, you can help secure the compensation that you need and deserve.

Car Accidents: We have extensive experience recovering damages related to all types of car accidents whether they involve a pedestrian, bicycle, truck, defective roadway or drunk driver. We prepare and develop strong cases designed to secure compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Employment Law: Our firm represents employees in all aspects of employment law including wrongful termination; discrimination based on age, gender, race and disability; sexual harassment; violations of the FMLA and other laws protecting employee rights to medical leave; veterans' and servicemembers' reemployment rights; whistleblowers' rights; protections against retaliation; and the negotiation of severance agreements with employers. If you have been unjustly terminated or discriminated against, or are afraid of being fired or retaliated against at your place of employment, it is important to hire a responsible attorney who can protect your rights.

USERRA: Under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), your employer is responsible for making sure your job and your benefits are available to you when you return home from active service. If you are a member of the armed forces who is having trouble with your employer concerning your former position, our firm can help ensure your rights under USERRA are fully enforced and any appropriate damages are paid.

Wrongful Termination: If you have been terminated and you believe your termination was unjustified, including if it was based on discrimination, retaliation, breach of contract, FMLA or USERRA violations, you may be able to bring a wrongful termination suit against your employer.

Contact our law firm for a free consultation at 415-777-0313.


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At the Law Offices of McTernan, Stender & Weingus, we serve individuals and businesses throughout the Greater Bay Area including the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma, highways 280, 680, 580, 80 101, 880, 980; and including the communities of Berkeley, Fairfield, Martinez, Napa, Oakland, Palo Alto, Piedmont, San Francisco, San Rafael, Vallejo and Walnut Creek California.