Blog Posts in July, 2013

  • Misleading Product Label Kills 13 Year Old Girl

    Every year, thousands of people suffer food allergy anaphylaxis due to an undisclosed allergen, misleading product label , or the negligent service of a food to which they are allergic. A 13-year old girl’s fun and adventure in summer camp stopped abruptly when she died in her father’s arms after eating a snack that contained peanuts. The young girl was always careful about what she ate. She was ...
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  • Women Dies On Roller Coaster Ride

    Hundreds of thousands of tourists from around the world come to sunny California to visit our theme parks – they have been places for fun family outings for generations. They come to ride roller coasters, eat lots of food and meet their favorite cartoon characters. Unfortunately, some of them are seriously injured in accidents at theme parks every year. Theme parks invest heavily in making bigger, ...
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  • Death At An Unmarked Crosswalk For 11 Year Old Girl

    Pedestrian accidents are a serious problem in the United States. When cars run into pedestrians, serious injuries might occur. Did you know that more than 5,000 pedestrians are killed every year while thousands and thousands are injured? Statistics show that every 5 to 8 minutes a pedestrian is injured. An 11-year old girl died the other night after being hit while crossing a street with her ...
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  • Hands Free Is Not Risk Free

    Drivers are aware that they should focus on the roads when behind the wheel of a vehicle. However, in today’s multi-tasking world, distractions are the norm. They do just about anything while driving – all of these activities divert attention from the one activity that everyone’s safety depends on – driving. The slightest distraction can endanger your life, your passengers, another driver or a ...
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  • KTM Recalls Motorcycles

    Whenever you purchase a product, whether it is an appliance, food or a motorcycle, you naturally expect that it is safe to use. Sometimes, however, a product will not be safe and someone sustains an injury as a result. Motorcyclists pay attention. If you own a KTM or Husaberg motorcycle, you need to stop using this defective product immediately. Reports indicate that during use, the throttle cable ...
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  • I Fell At The Nail Salon

    Property owners have a responsibility to maintain their property safe from hazards and dangerous conditions. If they do not, you run the risk of being hurt while on their property. Are these accidents preventable? Sadly, the answer is often yes. Slip and fall accidents in San Bernardino occur when someone trips, slips, falls or is otherwise injured on someone else’s property. They can happen on ...
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  • Hyundai Recall: Defective Seatbelts

    Thousands of people are injured every year in the United States because of a defective product. The good news is that product manufacturers are held to high standards of care when designing, assembling and selling their products; they are held liable for injuries that result from use of their products. They are legally liable to pay damages if the use of their product results in an injury to a ...
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  • Keep Your Baby Safe From Drowning

    According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, thousands of baby bath seats are being recalled due to a possible drowning hazard. The defective product recall involves about 7,500 Thermo-baby Aqua-baby Bath Ring Seats. These seats come in pink or blue and are designed for children five months to 10 months old. According to reports, there is a possibility that the bath seats can tip over – ...
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  • Hepatitis A Outbreak

    Anyone who has had food poisoning will tell you that it is a miserable experience. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are approximately 75 million cases of food borne illness in the United States every year. While most are relatively mild, hundreds of thousands of cases require hospitalization and thousands result in death Hepatitis A is a viral infection of the ...
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  • When Cars & Motorcycles Collide

    While motorcycles are thrilling to ride, they also pose a very large risk of injury to those who ride them. A motorcyclist understands the feeling of freedom a motorcycle brings. However, when cars and motorcycles collide, the consequences are often catastrophic. Due to virtually no protection for the riders, most people involved in a motorcycle accident suffer severe injuries that include: ...
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  • Underage Drinking & Driving

    Alcohol appears to be the ‘drug of choice’ among youths. Unfortunately, many young people are experiencing the consequences of drinking at an early age. Every year, approximately 5,000 young people die as a result of underage drinking. Every year senseless tragedies happen throughout the school year, especially around graduation and prom time. Underage teens drinking and driving are committing a ...
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  • Truck Accidents Attorney

    Those who are injured or who lose a family member in a truck accident involving a large big rig often blame the driver of the big rig for the crash. While it might be the fault of the driver, cases such as these can become very complex, and other issues may have been involved that initiated the accident. The driver of the big rig may be at fault but the truck accident could be due to other ...
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  • Fire Aboard The Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

    Cruises may be a time of relaxation and an often sought-after vacation. While leaving your hectic life behind, sometimes it isn’t as peaceful as you would assume. What happens if you are in a boating accident and suffer severe injuries. Perhaps you’ve heard about the fire that broke out aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship recently – only 3 days after the ship left port. It did enough damage that ...
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  • Pedestrian Accident Claims

    As a pedestrian, when you walk down a street the thought rarely crosses your mind that you may in fact be in danger. The sad truth is thousands of people are injured every year in pedestrian accidents. The National Highway Traffic Association reported that more than five thousand people die in pedestrian accidents every year, with much more seriously injured. Young children and seniors over 70 ...
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  • Cheese Recall

    For cheese lovers, pay attention. Whole Foods Market is recalling Crave Brothers Les Freres cheese as a result of a bacterial infection that has made several people sick and killed at least one. The company believes the cheese may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. They will be posting signs at stores alerting customers of the recall. The cheeses were distributed around the country ...
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  • Are You A Tea Drinker?

    Every year in the United States, hundreds of thousands of Americans are injured due to defective products. If you own Teavana glass tea tumblers, the U. S. Consumer Products Safety Commission and the Company is asking that you stop using this product. About 400,000 units are being recalled. It has been reported that the tumblers can shatter unexpectedly, posing laceration and burn hazards. As we ...
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  • Student Suffers Severe Burn Injuries

    There was no classes at the Orange County College when firefighters were called to the school early the other morning after receiving reports of smoke in the third floor of a building. They discovered a fire burning in an air conditioning unit and had it under control minutes later. In addition, they found a 21-year old student with serious injuries, severe second and third-degree burns over his ...
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  • I Think I Have A Food-Borne Illness

    A food-borne illness is an illness resulting from the consumption of contaminated foods that contained bacteria, fungi, a viruses or parasite. It is also known as food poisoning. Common symptoms include diarrhea, stomach cramping, vomiting, nausea, headache, fever, and body aches. These symptoms don’t usually appear right after consumption. They can appear in days or even weeks at times. In ...
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  • Monster Energy Drinks Facing Lawsuit For Teens Death

    With today’s “I’m in a hurry” attitude, many people turn to energy drinks for that boost of energy that they need to get them through the day. Recently, Monster Energy Drink Corporation was hit with a new lawsuit. The mother of a 19-year old boy, who died last year from cardiac arrhythmia, is blaming his death on his frequent use of the company’s energy drink. The lawsuit states that the boy would ...
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  • A Safe 4th Of July

    The Fourth of July is not only traditionally fun, but is also the holiday with the most fires. For most adults and children nothing is better than lounging around in the backyard with friends and family – in the pool, eating hot dogs, hamburgers and chicken. The day is often ended with setting off fireworks. Did you know that there is more than $35,000,000 per year in fire damages nationally? ...
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  • Hoodies A Danger To Children

    Is your child’s clothing safe? Current styles, especially clothing with drawstrings, such as hoodies, have brought new injury risks. Unfortunately, hundreds of children’s clothing is recalled each year because they contain drawstrings that can pose strangulation hazards, small parts that can cause choking problems and some fail to meet flammability standards. Every year in the United States, ...
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    DELIVERY TRUCK ACCIDENT – AMPUTATION & BRAIN INJURY

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    MOTORCYCLIST STRUCK BY VAN—SEVERE LOWER LEG INJURY

    A school van turned left in front of a motorcyclist, nearly taking off his lower left leg. The accident resulted in a serious ...