Blog Posts in May, 2014

  • Recent Product Recalls

    Superfood Company Navitas Naturals Recall Superfood Company Navitas Naturals is voluntarily recalling all products that contain Organic Sprouted Chia Powder. The recall is due to possible Salmonella contamination. “We have chosen to voluntarily recall products containing Organic Sprouted Chia Powder with the goal of utmost safety for our consumers” said Zach Adelman, Navitas Naturals CEO. ...
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  • Can You Sue for Emotional Pain and Suffering?

    The short answer is, yes, you can sue for emotional pain and suffering. Emotional distress is considered when a person suffers significant physical or mental harm. The actions leading to the harm can be accidental or intentional. However, awards for pain and suffering vary greatly from case to case. Emotional distress is only awarded in very specific situations. Usually, emotional distress is easy ...
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  • Distracted Doctoring Causing Medical Malpractice

    An alarming new element has come to light in an ongoing malpractice case in Texas, where a 61-year-old woman died during a low-risk cardiac procedure. It was discovered that the anesthesiologist in charge of monitoring the woman’s vital signs had been on his iPad during the entire procedure. The doctor stated in his deposition that he hadn’t noticed the patient’s low blood-oxygen levels until “15 ...
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  • Family of Student Killed in Bus Crash File Lawsuit

    On Tuesday, May 20 in Los Angeles California, a family decided to file a lawsuit for their son, who was a student killed in a crash between a school bus and a FedEx truck in Northern California. The family alleges in the suit design and performance failures in the bus the students were riding in. The firm in charge of the case also claims the FedEx truck had potential defect. The student Ismael ...
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  • San Bernardino Debuted New Bus Rapid Transit

    In San Bernardino, California, the city debuted its’ new bus rapid transit line to the public. Citizens were enthusiastic about the sbX bus line, which would ride from Cal State to Loma Linda. San Bernardino resident Nancy Presser, who rode the full line with her husband, states, “I can see us using it pretty frequently. It only took us about 10 minutes longer to get lunch that it would have by ...
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  • Recent Recalls by General Motors, BCM, H&M, & Lakeshore Learning Materials

    General Motors Recall General Motors recalled 2.7 million cars this past Thursday, May 15. The automaker announced five model recalls including midsize cars from years 2004 to 2012. The recall resulted from safety problems including faulty brake lights. GM knew about the failing brake lights as early as 2008. The company issued service bulletins which required the dealership to fix in the brake ...
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  • NCAA Athletes Attempt to Avoid Jury Trial in Antitrust Suit

    On May 15, 2014, the National Collegiate Athletic Association found itself in the midst of an antitrust suit. The antitrust class action is in regards to player compensation. It was confirmed Wednesday that the players would be pursuing a bench trial in order to get the NCAA to change its practices. Trial is set to begin June 9. Attorneys for the players are claiming the NCAA used the player’s ...
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  • Do I Need an Attorney?

    Sometimes the need for an attorney is a no-brainer – when you’ve been served with a lawsuit or when you’re arrested or charged with a crime or when you’re involved in an automobile accident. People hire attorneys for advice and expertise all of the time – in all kinds of situations. Sometimes, the skills of an experienced personal injury lawyerare worth the money you must pay that lawyer to ...
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  • Runner Survives Deadly Bus Crash

    Who would have thought that boarding a bus would end in a nightmare for a track and field runner? Recently a Middle College Prep distance runner found himself sitting two rows from the back of a bus heading for a Crosstown League dual meet. For some reason, he was nervous. His teammates, his friends, helped him through his anxiety by non-stop chattering and laughing. They attempted to distract him ...
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  • Lawsuits Filed by the Surviving Victims of the FedEx Truck Accident

    Serious bus accidents, such as the recent one between a charter bus and a FedEx truck, often involve complicated legal issues pertaining to liability and fair compensation. An 18-year old student, who was studying the violin, was injured when a charter bus he was riding in collided with a FedEx truck, has filed a negligence lawsuit against the mailing giant and the bus owners. The student was with ...
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  • Is it Too Late to File a Lawsuit?

    When you are in an accident and decide to file a lawsuit against the other person, you don’t have all the time in the world to do so. A statute of limitations is the deadline for filing a lawsuit. Most lawsuits must be filed within a certain amount of time. Bottom line – once the statute of limitations on a case runs out, the legal claim is not valid any longer. The period of time during which you ...
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  • The Dangerous Rise of Social Media in the Operating Room

    Apparently, some physicians use social media in the operating room. Doesn’t sound like a good idea, does it? A recent survey suggested that most doctors and nurses understand the significant safety issues associated with the use of cell phones during surgery. However, that did not stop them from pulling out the distracting devices. Social media seems to be taking over our daily lives at ...
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  • Keeping your Child Safe in the Car

    Did you know that motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death among children in the United States? Many of these deaths could have been prevented. Sitting your child and buckling them into an age and size-appropriate car seat or booster seat, plus using the seat belts, reduces the risk of serious and fatal injuries. Take a look: Car seat use reduces the risk for death to infants by 71 ...
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  • Suing for Emotional Pain & Suffering

    In California, there are many reasons why people sue each other. When an individual is injured as a result of the negligence or carelessness of another, the victim can file for personal damage claims in a court of law. Calculating the actual damages, such as medical expenses, is relatively easier, while calculating the amount of damages to be awarded for pain and suffering, also known as punitive ...
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  • Recall- Children's Lamps

    Every year thousands of innocent consumers die and millions are physically injured due to various defective and dangerous products sold in the United States. The U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that there are between 200 and 300 product recalls made each year. Some of these dangerous and deadly products may include, but are not limited to: Children’s toys, clothing and ...
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  • Were you involved in a Truck Accident?

    Have you been injured in a truck accident? Every year hundreds of thousands of semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers and other types of commercial trucks are involved in accidents. Thousands of people are injured and thousands are killed. To the victim of a truck accident, nothing should take precedence over regaining health and restoring life to the way it was before the accident. Motor ...
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  • Would You Risk Reading While Driving?

    Many drivers consider their time behind the wheel as an opportunity to make phone calls and send text messages. Maybe you have even found yourself guilty of this at one time or another. You think to yourself that it will only take a second. How about five seconds? That’s the minimum amount of time your attention is taken off the road while text and drive. Distracted driving can be dangerous to you ...
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  • Many Injured in Building Explosion

    Fires and explosions generate tremendous heat and energy, which can result in devastating physical injuries. Victims can be left with severe disabilities and permanent scars, causing them to endure months of very painful treatment. Thirty-two people were working at a chrome-polishing plant the other morning when they felt a huge explosion, followed by a wave of intense heat. Many workers rushed ...
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  • Car Accidents in California

    No matter what the specific cause or result, an automobile accident can turn a normal day into a prolonged struggle. Car accidents are one of the leading causes of injury and death in the United States, causing millions of injuries every year. Car accidents can cause minor or serious injuries; some even result in death. In addition, they cause the loss of time, property, and health. Finding the ...
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  • What is a Wrongful Death Claim?

    Losing a loved one is devastating. The death of a spouse, child, sibling, or parent is incredibly painful, especially when it didn’t have to happen. When it was the result of someone else’s negligence, the pain can be accompanied by confusion and anger. Could this have been prevented? Why did it happen? Who is responsible? The last thing you want to think about when someone close to you dies is a ...
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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 ...