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June 2012 Archives

Long Beach Drunk Driving Car Accident Kills Teen Passenger

A Los Angeles teen was arrested yesterday morning after a severe car crash in downtown Long Beach. Authorities say that the accident happened at shortly before 1 a.m. on Monday on the 710 Freeway. An 18-year-old Los Angeles woman was allegedly driving her vehicle while intoxicated and caused an accident that killed her 19-year-old passenger.

Popular children's high chair recalled

Most California residents would agree that product defects are alarming. Such flawed products always serve as a risk to our health and safety. However, the general public is usually more concerned when they discover a defect among a product that is intended for children. In recent news, a common child's product has been recalled due to serious safety concerns.

Johnson and Johnson to Pull Vaginal Mesh Off The Market

Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon unit announced that it would discontinue sales of four types of defective medical products. Ethicon's vaginal mesh product has been linked to many personal injuries and wrongful deaths. Over 600 lawsuits have been filed in connection with vaginal mesh implants which have severely injured patients.

Downtown LA car accident kills 1, leaves 5 others with injuries

Car accidents that occur in heavily populated areas, such as downtown areas in large cities like Los Angeles, can affect many individuals due to the congestion of both vehicles and pedestrians. The potential for serious injuries from a car accident may be increased in highly populated areas like LA. Though it may not heal the wounds or loss of life that can result from this type of car accident, victims may find some solace in their right to seek punitive damages.

Motorcycle accident: 1 dead, 4 injured near Lemoore

The California Highway Patrol was still investigating on June 9 a fatal motorcycle accident that had occurred the day before involving several Navy personnel. The motorcycle accident resulted in one death and minor injuries to four individuals. The investigation is presumably ongoing, and police have not disclosed what party or parties may have been at fault in the accident.

Woman Injured in Valley Glen Multi-Car Crash

At least one woman was critically injured after a series of car accidents yesterday morning in Valley Glen. The pileup happened around 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of Victory Boulevard and Whitsett Avenue. A Valley Traffic Division officer said that the accidents seemed to have been triggered when a man with a history of seizures began driving the wrong way on the road.

Rental car companies can lend you an unsafe vehicle

Did you know that the federal law does not prohibit a rental car company from renting out a car that's subject to a safety recall? The Motor Vehicle Safety Act prohibits a car dealer from selling a vehicle that's part of a safety recall until any auto defects have been fixed. However, California residents might be alarmed to know that this law does not apply to rental car companies. Rental agencies can rent or sell a vehicle that has been recalled without any warning or repairs.

Lawsuit from fatal California truck accident reaches settlement

Bicyclists are particularly vulnerable against other drivers on the road, especially when they encounter large vehicles like trucks and tractor-trailers. When an accident occurs involving a bicycle and one of these vehicles, or any vehicle, the consequences can be devastating and result in serious personal injury or even death. One California woman, unfortunately, fell victim to this sort of truck accident when she collided with an 18-wheeler while riding her bike in 2010.

Keck Hospital Leaves Surgical Instrument Inside Patient

Los Angeles' Keck Hospital was recently cited by state regulators for a medical malpractice incident in which a foreign object was left in a patient's chest. A report from the California Department of Public Health indicates that a patient came to the hospital for a redo of a stemotomy and aortic valve replacement.

Man scorched by grill after applying sunscreen to skin

As the summer gets hotter, many California residents will need superior sun protection. After all, sun damage to the skin can lead to cancer. Thankfully, there are various products on the market that protect our skin from damaging sunrays. However, in a recent story, a man said he suffered second-degree burns from a grill after applying a sunscreen aerosol spray on parts of his body. Such incident has spurred concern over the potentially dangerous product.

Orange County Nurse Sexually Assaults Patient in ER

The California Department of Public Health recently cited Orange County's Chapman Medical Center for violating health and safety procedures that led to a patient's sexual assault. A CDPH investigation revealed that a registered nurse from the hospital gave a patient a narcotic analgesic and then sexually assaulted her.

Beloved Burbank man killed in car accident at 101 years old

Despite his age of 101, friends say a local Burbank man had the stamina of someone much younger and never skipped a beat. He was a photographer and former Olympic boxer who loved to play pool at a senior center located across the street from his photography studio on Olive Avenue. He even served as a grand marshal in Burbank's centennial parade last year. Some called him a legend. After a recent accident, however, the community was thrown into shock and grief.

Long Beach Plane Crash Might Be Linked to Poor Maintenance

New evidence suggests that last year's Long Beach plane crash may have been due to improper plane maintenance. National Transportation Safety Board records indicate that the plane was 653 pounds overweight and that the pilot may have failed to empty the water from plane's fuel tank sumps.

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Girardi | Keese attorneys have won a $2.3M verdict for a Long Beach resident run over by a Parks & Rec truck. Read more here.

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Attorney Christopher T. Aumais persuaded a San Bernardino County jury to deliver an  exceptionally high verdict in an area known for low jury awards.

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