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Dog Bite Insurance Payouts Increase In Senior & Children Cases

By Brian Chase on May 18, 2015 - No comments

Dog Bite InjuryInsurance companies’ costs for dog attacks increased in 2014 as medical costs increased in incidents involving vulnerable victims such as children and the elderly.

According to a Bloomberg news report, the average cost per claim increased to $32,072 in 2014 from $27,862 a year earlier.

The numbers came from the Insurance Information Institute and State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company.

More Severe Injuries Reported

Dog bite injuries cost the insurance industry about …Read the rest »

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What Does The NFL’s Historic Concussion Settlement Mean?

By Brian Chase on May 3, 2015 - No comments

NFL Brain DamageLast week, a federal judge approved a $1-billion, 65-year settlement between the National Football League and more than 5,000 former players who had sued the league alleging they had suffered various medical conditions related to concussions sustained during their careers.

Although the agreement was reached in August 2013, it has been tweaked from both sides.

The final version was approved last week.

Settlement Details

So, how is the new agreement different from the original one? …Read the rest »

Posted in: Brain Injury

 

Newport Beach Woman Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Southwest Airlines

By Brian Chase on April 27, 2015 - No comments

Southwest Airlines LawsuitA Newport Beach woman has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Southwest Airlines claiming crewmembers mistook her husband’s medical emergency for unruly behavior during a California flight and failed to assist him.

According to a CBS news report, 46-year-old Richard Ilczyszyn was found unconscious after a flight from Oakland to Orange County last year.

He died the following day at a hospital. He had …Read the rest »

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Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect Blamed In 13 Deaths

By Brian Chase on April 13, 2015 - No comments

Nursing Home AbuseAbuse, neglect and lack of proper supervision at California’s state-run nursing homes for the developmentally disabled have directly caused the deaths of 13 people since 2002.

This is according to the state Department of Public Health’s records, which were released recently.

The developmental centers, which house men and women with autism, cerebral palsy and other debilitating conditions, allowed their residents to …Read the rest »

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Family Sues Fountain Valley Nursing Home For Abuse And Neglect

By Brian Chase on April 6, 2015 - No comments

Lawsuit FiledThe family of a Fountain Valley nursing home patient has filed a lawsuit against the facility alleging that the woman died from abuse and neglect.

According to a report in The Orange County Register, 73-year-old Arlayne Hoover was admitted to ManorCare Health Services in Fountain Valley in November after being diagnosed with leg cancer.

The lawsuit filed in Orange County Superior Court claims that Hoover required round-the-clock care and supervision, but the staff neglected her. …Read the rest »

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Video Shows Border Patrol Taser Igniting Fatal Explosion

By Brian Chase on April 6, 2015 - No comments

Border Patrol Taser Wrongful Death LawsuitA video released last week showed a Border Patrol agent shooting a Taser into a car moments before flames erupt from inside, killing the driver as agents looked on.

According to an NBC San Diego news report, the family of the victim, Alex Martin, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the federal government claiming that the Taser caused the fire that killed their son.

The disturbing video, caught on the agents’ dashboard camera, is …Read the rest »

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