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Study: Scooters & Riding Toys Take Kids To Emergency Rooms

By Brian Chase on December 31, 2014 - No comments

Kids Riding Toy SafetyRiding toys especially scooters account for about 40 percent of toy-related injuries that sent children over 5 to the nation’s emergency rooms, according to a study done by the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

According to a report in the Plain Dealer, the injury rate increased by 40 percent over the study period, 1990 to 2011 and almost all of the increase was attributable to the foot-powered scooter.

The study, published in the journal Clinical Pediatrics, looked only at products that are …Read the rest »


The Problem of Overmedication in California’s Nursing Homes

By Brian Chase on December 15, 2014 - No comments

nursing homes overmedicating patientsOne of the major concerns we, as California nursing home abuse lawyers have, is the excessive use of antipsychotic drugs in these care facilities. The truth is that antipsychotic medications are simply not necessary in a majority of dementia cases. These pills can be stupefying and significantly raise the risk of falls and hip fractures among the elderly. According to a recent report by KIOS-FM radio, nearly 300,000 nursing home residents are currently receiving antipsychotic drugs to suppress anxiety or aggression. Most of these recipients are either Alzheimer’s or dementia sufferers.
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Comedian Tracy Morgan Battling Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

By Brian Chase on November 28, 2014 - No comments

Tracy Morgan Bus AccidentComedian Tracy Morgan is still fighting to recover from a severe traumatic brain injury he suffered in a highway crash more than five months ago on the New Jersey Turnpike.

According to an Associated Press news report, the former “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock” star suffered a traumatic brain injury in the June 7 crash when he and several other comedians were riding a private limo van. Morgan also suffered a broken leg, nose and ribs.

His attorney told AP that it is not certain if the comedian would ever …Read the rest »


Two Bitten By Kim Richards’ Pit Bull

By Brian Chase on November 11, 2014 - No comments

Kim Richards Dog Attack“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Kim Richards’ pit bull has bitten at least two people, according to a RadarOnline report.

First, it was reported that Richards’ 18-year-old niece, Alexia, was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after the dog attacked her and left her with a puncture wound in the thumb.

RadarOnline also reported that an 80-year-old Las Vegas woman said to be a close friend of Richards, is filing a lawsuit against her after the dog viciously attacked her earlier this year.

Now, Richards is reportedly mulling over …Read the rest »


Have a Happy – Not Scary – Halloween!

By Brian Chase on October 31, 2014 - No comments

Halloween SafetyHalloween is a happy time for little ghouls, witches and goblins. But, it can also be a scary time.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), on Halloween night in 2012, almost half (48 percent) of all crash fatalities involved an impaired driver.

Children are more than two times as likely to be killed by a car on Halloween night compared to any other night, according to Sake Kids Worldwide. …Read the rest »


Miley Cyrus Named In Dog Bite Lawsuit

By Brian Chase on October 17, 2014 - No comments

Brandi Miley Cyrus Dog AttackMiley Cyrus has been named in a lawsuit involving her sister Brandi Cyrus, her dog and a Los Angeles model who claims that the dog viciously attacked and injured her and ruined her career.

According to a TMZ news report, model Yolande Ngom claims that Brandi Cyrus’s dog, Feather, attacked her in an apartment building where she and Brandi Cyrus live.

Miley’s company, Smiley Miley, Inc. owns Brandi’s apartment. Ngom says one of Miley’s employees was handling the dog and could not keep it under control.

Ngom alleged in the lawsuit that during the unprovoked attack, …Read the rest »


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