Blog Posts in October, 2013

  • What Can You Recover From A Personal Injury Case?

    Accidents often result in significant personal injuries that create numerous expenses for the victims and their families – causing extreme financial hardship as well. You, as a victim, should not have to suffer the physical and financial consequences of an accident for which you weren’t at fault. Therefore, the law allows personal injury victims to file lawsuits in order to recover damages against ...
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  • Listeria Outbreak News

    Do you remember reading about more than 100 people in 28 states being hospitalized after eating cantaloupe in May, 2011? In addition to the 33 official deaths, the listeria caused a miscarriage and more patients who had the illness died months after the outbreak. As with any product, we assume that food must be safe if it’s on the market shelves. Unfortunately, thousands of Americans discover each ...
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  • Medical Help After An Accident

    Seeking medical help after an accident, it can make all the difference in proving your injuries were caused by the accident in question. Accidents can have devastating consequences for the victim, as well as his or her family. The physical and emotional pain and suffering, medical expenses, hospital stay and time off from work can take a huge toll on everyone involved. All the bills can put a ...
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  • Medical Malpractice: Result In Permanent Injuries

    We’ve all heard of cases where a doctor operated on the wrong patient, left a surgical tool inside the patient or misdiagnosed an illness. However, most people never think that they could be medical malpractice victims. Unfortunately, over one million instances of medical malpractice occur every year, mistakes made by surgeons, medical staff and hospitals – many result in permanent injuries or ...
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  • Job Stress: Far More Common

    Are you aware that accidents in the workplace and stress caused by an employer are all too common and happen to thousands on a daily basis? What is Job Stress? Job stress can be defined as the harmful physical and emotional responses that occur when the requirements of the job do not match the capabilities, resources, or needs of the worker. Job stress can lead to poor health and even injury. The ...
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  • Three Killed In A Multi-Car Accident

    A man, woman and 2-year old girl died in a violent multi-car accident the other night on a street in Fontana. Several others were injured. According to police, one of the vehicles sped through a red light at a high speed and crashed into a stopped Toyota. The impact forced both vehicles into the intersection. A third driver crashed into the first vehicle, resulting in a multi-car accident. The ...
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  • Neck Injuries

    A neck injury can leave a victim with lifelong pain and mobility problems. He or she may require extensive rehabilitation to regain their ability to function as they did before the accident. Damage to any part in your neck often means damage to others because parts of your neck are connected. Bones, soft tissue, joints and nerves all work together to hold up and move your head. An example is the ...
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  • Own A Toyota? Consumer Injuries Prompt Recalls

    When a product that is made available to the public is discovered to pose a health or safety risk to consumers, the product can be recalled. These actions result in the company or a federal regulatory agency removing the product from the market. Toyota is once again recalling their vehicles. They have recalled more than 800,000 vehicles in the United States because their air bags or power steering ...
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  • Do You Want To Be An Air Force Pilot

    Being a pilot is not an easy job, but it seems it is also not good for your brain. If you are thinking about becoming a pilot read on. According to a new study, “High-altitude U-2 pilots in the Air Force have a poorly understood type of brain lesion three times as often and four times as large as those seen in the brains of other military personnel.” The study states that decompression can result ...
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  • Government Shutdown Jeopardizes Worker Safety

    Are you aware that the government shutdown could seriously harm the health and safety of the American people – according to the director of regulatory policy at the Center for Effective Government? He talks about OSHA, a government agency that receives approximately 400 to 500 complaints from workers every day. With a government shutdown, the agency cannot protect employees from workplace hazards ...
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  • Safety Questioned At Mental Health Center

    The safety of patients in a Mental Health Rehabilitation Center in Long Beach is being questioned. According to employees who work at the facility, mentally ill patients regularly escape from the facility – 29 were reported last year; in addition, they have also struck and injured several employees allegedly. Some patients have climbed trees hopped fences or just walk away when they have the ...
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  • IndyCar Driver Injured

    For those of you interested in race cars, did you hear about Dario Franchitti’s horrific crash the other day during the final lap of the Houston Grand Prix? Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti’s car went airborne, crashing into a fence that scattered debris into the crowd and injured 13 people. Reports indicate that a woman was trapped underneath the fence. He was rushed to a ...
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  • Doctors Must Warn Patients About Chemicals

    In a recent new health statement from a top health organization, some chemicals in the environment, such as mercury and lead, have been shown to be harmful to your health. According to the study, these chemicals could cause several problems, including birth defects or diabetes; however, research hasn’t shown which ones are the most dangerous. The purpose of the study is to raise awareness of the ...
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  • Rare Brain Disease Confirmed

    Recently ABC News reported that a New Hampshire man died following neural surgery; he had a rare, degenerative brain disease. Reports indicate that the man contracted sporadic Creutzfeldt Jakob disease, a degenerative brain disorder spread by infected brain tissue and cerebrospinal fluid. It is characterized by rapidly progressive dementia. Health officials confirmed that 15 other patients may ...
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  • Contraceptive Devices Causing Pain

    Warning – those of you using contraceptive devices – pay attention. According to a recent CBS news report, a Ventura County mother says that her permanent contraceptive device, Essure, has caused her excruciating pain. The report stated that for three weeks out of a month, she was hunched over with extreme stomach pain. She went from doctor to doctor for almost a year and none could determine what ...
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  • What Are E-Cigarettes?

    An electronic cigarette is a battery-operated product designed to deliver nicotine, flavor and other chemicals. It turns nicotine, which is highly addictive, into vapor that is inhaled by the smoker. They have only been available in the United States since mid-2006. An e-cigarette can look like a regular cigarette, cigar or pipe. Because the safety and efficacy of e-cigarettes have not been fully ...
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  • Toddler Dies After Dog Attack

    Every year thousands of people are attacked by dogs. Many times, dogs even attack young children. Samuel Zamudio age 2, was taken to his grandmothers house for the day, his parents were off to work, he was mauled to death by up to 5 pit bulls. There were no screams or cries; it happened very quickly. One minute there was a happy 2-year old little boy playing alone in a backyard – the next minute ...
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  • What Is A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

    The most famous wrongful death lawsuit in the news today is the one involving Michael Jackson – brought on by his mother Katherine. The long-awaited verdict finally came through – a jury in a unanimous decision has cleared AEG of all liability in the King of Pop’s death. Back in 2009, Katherine Jackson and Michael’s 3 children sued concert promoter AEG Live because of an overdose of the surgical ...
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  • Italian Cruise Ship Accident

    Every year, thousands of passengers board and deboard cruise ships from ports all over the country and world. Cruise ships provide travelers with a unique experience that is part luxury vacation, part stops at alluring destinations, and part fine dining and entertainment on board the ship. Even though a cruise ship offers the best of all of these worlds, it also offers the opportunity for serious ...
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  • Have you suffered from a traumatic brain injury while serving your country?

    What happens when a roadside explosion throws a soldier against the side of his vehicle with such force that it shakes his brain inside his skull? What an awful picture. Unfortunately, this happens way too much to our soldiers serving our country during this time of war. Statistics show that traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are the most common wounds suffered in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. They ...
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  • Child Safety

    Are you aware that motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death among children in the United States? This being the case, are you also aware that these deaths can be prevented? It is important to place your child in an age and size-appropriate car seat or booster seat that reduces serious and fatal injuries considerably. CDC statistics indicate that in more than 600,000 children, ages ...
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  • Man Injured In Forklift Accident

    Seemingly routine work turned into a hospital visit the other day. It brought to light the inherent risks that workers face in industrial areas. According to the Industrial Truck Association, there are approximately 850,000 forklifts in operation throughout the United States. Comparing this number with accident statistics published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, more than 1 ...
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  • Worker Electrocuted At The Honda Center

    A 35-year old worker died the other day after being shocked by live wires at the Honda Center in Anaheim The man was part of a group of contract workers doing electrical work when he “came in contact with live wires”, according to the Anaheim Fire Department. Apparently, he accidentally cut some electrical wires while working on an elevated platform at the facility. Paramedics were called; they ...
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    HIGH SPEED REAR END COLLISION – CATASTROPHIC BRAIN INJURY

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    DELIVERY TRUCK ACCIDENT – AMPUTATION & BRAIN INJURY

    National package delivery truck driver veered from his lane of traffic to on-coming lane and hit head on, drove up, and over ...

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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 ...