David Goguen


David Goguen is a Legal Editor at Nolo, focusing on claimants' rights in personal injury cases. He is a member of the State Bar of California with almost two decades of experience in litigation and legal publishing. His work has been featured and quoted in a number of publications, including Medscape and Fodor’s.

Education. David is a graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law, where he made his first foray into publishing as a member of the USF Maritime Law Journal board of editors. 

Legal career. After a few years as a practicing attorney, handling everything from car accident claims to groundwater pollution cases, David began his career as a Legal Editor. Over the years at Nolo, David’s area of expertise has expanded to encompass all kinds of injury-related cases, from fender benders and medical malpractice to the latest mass tort cases making headlines—including Roundup-cancer lawsuits.

Personal injury law. Few areas of the law are more fraught with stress than personal injury. Accidents are by definition unexpected, and they can give rise to all kinds of uncertainty. In the days and weeks following an injury, more and more people go online with questions about their options and the right path forward, and David is proud to be part of a Nolo team that provides some of the best answers out there.

Articles By David Goguen

Discharged from Hospital Too Early: Medical Malpractice?
If your condition got worse because you were sent home too soon, that could equate to medical malpractice.
Will I Need to Testify in My Zantac (Ranitidine) Case?
There's a slight chance that the plaintiff will testify at trial in a Zantac lawsuit, but deposition testimony is very likely.
How Long Will My Zantac (Ranitidine) Lawsuit Take?
It's not easy to predict when your Zantac case will settle or go to trial, but here's what to keep in mind.
Working With Your Lawyer In a Zantac (Ranitidine) Case
Get the most out of the attorney-client relationship, and get the best result for your Zantac/heartburn medication case.
How Much Is Your Zantac Case Worth?
Putting a dollar value on a lawsuit over harm caused by Zantac (ranitidine) starts with understanding how "damages" work.
Finding an Attorney for Your Zantac (Ranitidine) Case
How do you choose a lawyer who's right for you and your lawsuit over Zantac or another product containing ranitidine?
If Zantac-Related Health Problems Don't Show Up Right Away
How the statute of limitations lawsuit-filing deadline could apply to your lawsuit over Zantac or another ranitidine product.
Will My Zantac (Ranitidine) Lawsuit Settle?
Learn why most Zantac (ranitidine) lawsuits settle, and what to expect from the process.
How is Pain and Suffering Valued in a Zantac Lawsuit?
How "pain and suffering" is defined in a heartburn medication lawsuit, and how these non-economic losses are calculated.
How Are Lawyers Paid in Zantac Lawsuits?
The contingency fee agreement and how "costs" can affect settlement in a Zantac (ranitidine) case.