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November 2012 Archives

Fatal California truck accident kills 2, injures 3 others

When drivers take to California roadways, they owe a duty of reasonable care toward other drivers, vehicle passengers and pedestrians alike. Unfortunately, a car or truck accident can happen much more quickly than many people can anticipate. Too often, such truck accidents prove fatal to victims and sometimes lead to wrongful death lawsuits in order for surviving family members to cover their financial losses after an unexpected death.

Research Gives New Insight Into Severe Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries can have devastating consequences for victims. Each year, thousands of people suffer severe brain injuries in Los Angeles - for many of them, the residual effects of an injury will last a lifetime.

Thanksgiving Day Pileup: High Speed Trucks Cause Fatal Crash

With millions of Americans on the roads to visit family and loved ones in California and around the country, Thanksgiving Day is one of the most dangerous days of the year to drive. Many travelers are pressed for time and driving long distances on unfamiliar roads, raising the chances of deadly accidents.

Inflatable play structures responsible for increase in child injuries

If you've driven past a neighborhood where there has been a children's birthday party, chances are you've seen one of those large, inflatable play structures such as a bouncy house or an inflatable slide.

California man dies in multiple-vehicle car accident

Multiple-vehicle car accidents can prove especially traumatic for California residents who must endure them, not to mention the families left behind to mourn those who perish. One such recent car accident proved fatal for one man and caused serious injuries to two others. According to California Highway Patrol officials, the crash took place just after 2 a.m. on Vasquez Canyon Road and Burton Way.

Millions of Prius vehicles recalled because of defective parts

In the time between 2009 and 2011, owners of the newly popular Prius hybrid car were alarmed when dozens of accident reports cropped up across the nation from owners whose gas peddles would stick without warning, causing many vehicles to collide with other vehicles. But after an extensive investigation and an even larger recall, many people's worries were put at ease.

Another Study: Multi-Tasking And Driving Do Not Mix

Distracted drivers claim the lives of many Californians every year. Although the risks of driving and texting are attracting more and more attention, some drivers ignore the obvious dangers and wind up harming other motorists.

With Improved Hospital Technology, Plenty Of New Risks, Part 2

Last week, we posted the beginning of the Emergency Care Research Institute's (ECRI) list of the 10 most dangerous technology-related hazards in American hospitals. This post presents the rest of those risks, picking up with the fourth concern.

Nestlé recalls popular children's drink mix for possible contamination concerns

Many California parents rely on our blog to keep them up to date on the most recent recalls that could potentially put their children in significant danger. For those parents who may buy the popular Nesquik powder mix, a new recall from the Food and Drug Administration has consumers checking their cupboards to see if they may have accidentally purchased a contaminated batch of the product in recent months.

Fatal California 3 car accident kills man in Bay Area

A Brentwood roadway was closed for almost two and a half hours after a recent three vehicle crash. The California car accident occurred shortly before 2 p.m. on a recent weekday in early November. A 21-year-old driver was headed southbound when he inexplicably lost control of his vehicle, veered in to the northbound lane and bounced off of a guardrail.

Concussion Response: How The NFL Watches For TBIs

Earlier this week, NFL quarterback Michael Vick suffered a "pretty significant" concussion, in the words of Eagles coach Andy Reid. Despite Vick's importance to the team, he will apparently sit out next week's game to allow his brain time to recover instead of risking further damage.

With Improved Hospital Technology, Plenty Of New Risks, Part 1

While technological advances have touched all aspects of human life, the impact has been particularly profound in the world of healthcare. Improved devices and procedures have dramatically extended life spans and made it much safer to seek treatment at hospitals in California and around the United States.

New Problem In Fungal Outbreak: Secondary Infections

Just as the nation passed out of the incubation period in which experts expected all new cases of fungal meningitis to develop, reports are surfacing of new medical problems for meningitis victims. These "secondary infections" are puzzling health officials.

California train accident results in potential wrongful death

Train accidents typically occur without warning, and when they also involve smaller vehicles they can be devastating. California authorities are trying to piece together the factors leading to a recent train accident that resulted in the potentially wrongful death of one man. A second man, the driver of the two men's vehicle, was transported to an area hospital with significant injuries.

Recent lawsuit highlights energy drink dangers

There has been no new news regarding the recent lawsuit against Monster Beverage Corp., makers of the widely popular energy drinks Monster. With five deaths already attributed to the use of energy drinks this year, concerned parents across California and the nation wonder if this new lawsuit will redefine the way energy drink manufacturers are allowed to market their products to consumers.

High School Football Injuries: New Research Criticizes Helmets

Many California parents can easily imagine an awful scenario in which a teenage son suffers a crippling brain injury on the football field. Although brain injuries can cause devastating consequences, they sometimes go undetected and untreated. As a result, some players have a false sense of security and can run the risk of even worse injuries.

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