When people ride roller coasters, they do not anticipate that any real danger exists. Instead, they are expecting a fun-filled ride with thrills -- and yes, some fear -- under controlled circumstances. That is not what some riders got recently at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Los Angeles County. In fact, two personal injury suits were filed against the amusement park after an incident involving a downed tree.
While most people might not realize it, a debate has been raging between the Food and Drug Administration and certain sections of the U.S. medical community over the ongoing use of a medical device that the agency claims can be linked to an increased cancer risk. The medical device in question is a power morcellator, which for the uninitiated is a surgical instrument that is designed to cut up larger pieces of tissue inside the body for extraction via smaller laparoscopic incisions. The device is frequently utilized by OB/GYNs during hysterectomies or surgical procedures to remove uterine fibroids. Back in April, the FDA began discouraging OB/GYNs from using power morcellators, arguing that the devices can actually serve to spread previously undetected cancerous cells.
In the current economic and political environment, many people are left with questions about their health care coverage. When individuals find a plan that meets their needs — both for health coverage and budget purposes — they are usually very happy. Reading the fine print and asking questions is essential to understanding health insurance benefits. A class action lawsuit filed against a California insurance provider claims the insurance company didn't do enough to inform policy-holders about benefits.
Residents of California are more than familiar with the dangers of fire, but one area many might not consider the impact of flames is in a vehicle. Certainly, some vehicles do catch fire following a collision, but the U.S. Fire Administration says only a small portion of vehicle fires each years are caused by accidents. Most vehicle fires, says the agency, are related to engine, tire or wiring malfunctions.
When an auto accident occurs, no matter the location or the number of vehicles involved, the chance of injury or death is very real. While this does not always happen, there are times when multiple people are injured or killed. According to authorities, an auto accident in Cajon Pass killed two teens and injured three others. Reports state that a dump truck collided into the vehicle in which the five teens were in.
Truck drivers and the companies they work for have an enormous responsibility every time a truck is on California's roadways. The vehicles must be in good mechanical condition, and the drivers must remain vigilant. When either or both of those factors are not present, a truck accident can easily occur.
No one wants to receive a call about a loved one who has been involved in an accident. Even so, tragedies occur on the road every day, and families are faced with a number of decisions when someone is lost to an accident. One of those decisions is whether or not to file a personal injury claim.
On a recent Tuesday night, five friends were heading westbound on California Highway 138 with no idea what was about to happen to them. Out of nowhere, a dump truck slammed into their vehicle. Three of the five teens miraculously survived the dump truck accident. Nevertheless, the other two lost their lives in the tragic accident.