Blog Posts in February, 2014

  • Should I File a Lawsuit against a Restaurant for Food Poisoning?

    If you ate at a particular restaurant and became sick afterward, you might suspect that something in the food caused your illness. And, you might be right. Now, ask yourself – Can you prove that the restaurant is responsible for causing your illness? Did you actually suffer a level of harm that might justify expending the time and money to file a legal claim? When considering a lawsuit against a ...
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  • Case Management Conference

    After a personal injury lawsuit is filed, what happens at a Case Management Conference? A Case Management Conference is a large part of the litigation process. It is a critical component of the court procedure that occurs before a trial even begins. It is a meeting between the judge, plaintiff, defendant and their attorneys. Whether it’s the filing of a complaint, the discovery process, or ...
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  • Traffic Accidents Involving Motorcycles

    Although owning and riding a motorcycle are pleasurable activities, there is a much larger risk of being injured if you are involved in an accident. Reports of traffic accidents involving motorcycles, most often result in the driver is thrown off the motorcycle, striking the ground or being thrown onto another vehicle or object with great force. People who ride motorcycles should take extreme ...
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  • "Hot Pockets" Recalled for Contaminated Meat

    Nestle USA is recalling 238,000 cases of its Hot Pockets pastries because they may contain meat included in a massive recall of nearly nine million pounds of potentially diseased and unsound beef products. According to reports, three different sizes of Philly Steak and Cheese Hot Pockets and Hot Pockets Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Cheese products in the two-pack box are part of the voluntary ...
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  • My child was injured at day care

    Injuries have replaced infectious disease as the leading health problem for children. When a child is enrolled in a California day care center, a parent expects that the child is cared for in a supportive environment that is well maintained with proper staffing. Unfortunately, children at day care centers often suffer injuries due to the negligence or carelessness of the day care center. When a ...
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  • What you need to know about bicycle accidents

    Over the past few decades the popularity of cycling has increased dramatically; however, we continue to see far too many serious bike accident injuries caused by motor vehicles who fail to see the cyclists. Motorists and cyclists must obey the same traffic laws. Ignorance of the laws is not an excuse when a motorist injures a cyclist – the cyclist is completely defenseless. He or she is traveling ...
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  • Was your loved one abused in a nursing home?

    Everyone hopes to be treated with care and respect in old age – not to mention that everyone deserves to be treated with care and respect in old age. While it is never an easy decision to make, sometimes admitting a loved one to a nursing home is the best way to ensure that he or she receives the specialized treatment needed to make life more comfortable – sometimes it is the only answer. As more ...
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  • Were you injured on the job?

    Accidents in the workplace are unfortunately not unusual. They range from simple slip and falls to major plant explosions. Despite their inevitable nature, they all seem to cause a major disruption in one’s life. Injuries translate to time off from work. Time off from work is money lost. Then there are the medical bills that can pile up in a hurry. There are many types of workplace injuries and ...
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  • Three Hospitals Fined

    In times of emergency, patients turn to hospitals and surgical facilities for treatment. Unfortunately, the quality of care provided at one hospital can be substantially different from what is provided at another facility. If a hospital makes a mistake, it can result in serious injuries, or even death, for the patient. Medical professionals are trusted with your most important asset – your health. ...
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  • Wrong-way driver kills six

    Motor vehicle accidents happen in a flash, and their aftermath can leave you feeling distraught and confused. Even worse, an accident can inflict serious personal injury or even death. Being involved in a motor vehicle accident can be a very traumatic event that has long-lasting effects on a person. A wrong-way driver on the 60 Freeway in Diamond Bar was arrested after an early morning accident ...
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  • What is hypoxic brain injury?

    Hypoxic brain injury occurs when the brain is deprived of adequate oxygen for an extended period of time. This type of brain injury is most common before, during, or after childbirth, with statistics citing that two to four of 1,000 births result in hypoxic brain injury. Although this type of brain injury is relatively rare, it can cause permanent brain damage and even death. Brain cells are ...
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  • Truck Drivers and Drug Use

    It’s an all-too-familiar scene – Witnesses report that the big-rig was speeding and weaving through traffic before it crossed the center line and crashed head-on into a minivan carrying a family of four, killing two of them. Commercial trucks, such as big-rigs, 18-wheelers, and semi-trucks, are incredibly large and have limited braking capacity, making them one of the most dangerous types of motor ...
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  • San Bernardino Truck Driver Killed in Accident

    Motor vehicle accidents involving large commercial trucks can be devastating. Whether it’s a commercial truck, an 18-wheeler, a tractor-trailer, or other type of big-rig, the sheer mass of the large truck often results in catastrophic injuries or death to the occupants. For those heading to work on the northbound Interstate 15 in Ontario recently, the day didn’t start off well. A truck driver was ...
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  • Legal Lessons Learned on Facebook

    For those of you who aren’t aware, Facebook just celebrated its 10th Birthday. Although social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, can pose dangers, there are a number of current research studies showing important benefits. For example, using social media can provide opportunities to develop social and technical skills that teens need to function in today’s society. It can improve a child’s ...
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  • Estimates of Foodborne Illness in the US

    According to the Center for Disease Control, “each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases. Estimating illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths for various types of diseases is a common and important public health practice”. Click here to learn about food safety. All too often we take for granted that the food we ...
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  • I think my child might have suffered an injury at birth...

    The birth of a baby is supposed to be one of the happiest times in a couple’s life. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Pregnancy, labor and birth of a child can be rewarding, fulfilling and inspiring. But even if everything goes right, it can be frightening because of unfamiliar feelings, strange medical terms, detached doctors and the potential for harm. All patients depend on their ...
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  • Children at Risk of Prescription Drug Poisoning

    Unintentional poisoning deaths are on the rise in the United States. Many parents, caregivers, teachers, counselors and day care workers may think that chemicals, insecticides, and household products are responsible for the majority of poisoning incidents involving children. However, studies show that drugs intended for adult use are harming and killing American children at an astounding rate ...
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  • Playground Related Injuries

    A playground is a place where you will always see children actively playing, running, laughing, but it is not always all fun and games. In study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention every year in the United States, emergency rooms treat more than 200,000 children ranging in ages 14 and younger for playground related injuries. A few more facts… 45% of these playground-related ...
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  • Pedestrian Safety

    Did you know that in 2010 there was over 4,000 pedestrian were killed all in traffic crashes in the U.S, and another 70,000 were severely injured. So who’s most at risk? The elderly 65 years and older account for an estimated 19% of reported pedestrian deaths, and an estimated 11% are reported injured. One in every five children ages ranging from 5 to 9 years old are killed in traffic crashes as ...
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    HIGH SPEED REAR END COLLISION – CATASTROPHIC BRAIN INJURY

    A car was rear-ended at high speed on a freeway exit, causing the bumper to be pushed into back seat where a 22-year- old ...

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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 ...