Award Badges

We focus on the following cases:

Defective Medical Products

Defective Medical Products

Personal Injuries

Dangerous Prescription Drugs

Class Actions

Breaking News:

Beware! Drunk Driving Peaks During the Holiday Season!

Did you know that DUI arrests are at their highest between Thanksgiving and the end of New Year’s weekend? According to the U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), 40 percent of traffic-related deaths during Christmas and New

Daycare Injury and Neglect


According to ABC news, a toddler was taken off life support yesterday after a necklace choked him to death last Wednesday. Danielle Morin dropped her son Deacon off at the daycare in the morning only to return at 5 p.m. to find paramedics attempting to revive her 18-month-old.

According to the daycare staff, the boy’s teething necklace strangled him during his nap. However, Ms. Morin claimed she believed there is more information that the daycare staff was withholding from her. She says police have been investigating her son Deacon’s death, but haven’t been able to provide answers.


While, as of today, there exist no federal reporting requirements for child fatalities in child care, past studies vaguely indicate the frequency of these fatalities. The most recent study of child fatalities in child care concluded almost ten years ago, but it found 1,362 child fatalities in the 18-year period between 1985 and 2003. These fatalities are tragic and families don’t receive accurate or full information about the circumstances surrounding the incidents. This is because investigative measures are often insufficient and child care programs often don’t communicate freely enough with parents, medical examiners, police, or agencies (local, state, or national).

Legal Rights of Those Injured

If a child fatality results from a child care facility’s negligence, the child care facility can be held liable for the wrongful death of the child. The family of the child would be able to recover both economic and non-economic damages, including medical expenses, emotional distress, and the dollar value of the contribution to the family that the child was expected to provide. In order to find the child care facility liable (for a “negligent undertaking” under CACI no. 450C), a plaintiff must show:

  1. That the child care facility, voluntarily or for a charge, rendered services for the protection of the child,
  2. That these services were of a kind that the child care facility should have recognized as needed for the protection of the child,
  3. That the child care facility failed to exercise reasonable care in rendering these services;
  4. That the child care facility’s failure to exercise reasonable care was a substantial factor in causing harm to the child, and
  5. That the child care facility’s failure to use reasonable care added to the risk of harm.

If you or someone you know has lost a child, or your child was seriously injured, due to the negligence of a child care facility or other entity, please contact our office.

A GoFundMe page was created to help pay for Deacon’s medical bills and funeral cost. You can learn how to donate here.

Defective & Dangerous Products

Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers

The attorneys at Kershaw, Cook & Talley successfully represent consumers in lawsuits against manufacturers and companies involving defective products and product recalls. Our experienced trial attorneys recover thousands of dollars on behalf of injured individuals in cases involving defective medical devices, dangerous drugs, car defects and more.

Referring Attorneys

Best Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers

At times, attorneys require further expertise and resources, legally and financially, to resolve a legal matter. We have the team, capability and dedication to handle challenging cases. If you have a case exceeding your resources with respect to workforce or experience, consider contacting our firm. We welcome referrals from firms in Sacramento and throughout the United States.

Our Services

Medical Malpractice Lawyers, Kershaw, Cook & Talley

We provide free case consultations. If you, or a loved one, suffered an injury due to another’s negligence or wrongful conduct, call our firm. We will examine your individual situation and explain your legal rights. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing injured individuals, in both jury trials and settlement negotiations.

Personal Injury Attorneys, Personal Legal Service.

Kershaw, Cook & Talley is a Sacramento law firm founded on the principle of helping our clients through personalized legal services. With this philosophy, Kershaw, Cook & Talley has garnered a statewide and national reputation for providing outstanding legal representation and obtaining significant compensation for our clients.

Nationally Recognized Personal Injury Law Firm.

We understand personal injury cases are often emotionally and financially straining. Our team of top personal injury attorneys in Sacramento is committed to seeking justice for individuals injured as a result of another's negligence or intentional misconduct. At Kershaw, Cook & Talley, our experienced personal injury attorneys will hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions.


“Bill and Stu worked expeditiously to get my hip claim resolved.
I couldn’t believe how personable they were and easy to contact.”

-S. Thomas

“Stuart helped me with a case involving a defective hip replacement. He was incredibly responsive to my calls and concerns and really kept me updated on what was going on in the litigation. Even though his office was not in my hometown, he actually flew out to meet with me. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the case and really helped me through a very difficult time.”

-Personal Injury Client, as seen on AVVO

See More Testimonials
Web Statistics