2011 | California Personal Injury Blog
There are an infinite amount of personal injury cases, but some are more common than others. Living in such a busy world with a steadily growing population, the world can be a dangerous place. Personal injury can be confusing and complex, but if you hire the right law firm to represent you, a huge weight can be taken off of your shoulders and you can focus on getting your life back on track.
Our firm, Bisnar Chase, can offer you two crucial things: a FREE consultation and a no-win no-fee guarantee. The consultation can be done over the phone or by email, whichever you prefer, and the no-win no-fee guarantee is exactly what it sounds like – if we don’t win your case, you don’t pay a single dollar. That’s how confident we are in our abilities. …Read the rest »
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued an auto defect recall for certain Nissan 2010 and 2011 model year sedans because of vehicle defects that could potentially cause the vehicles to stall or crash. According to Consumer Reports, about 33,800 cars are involved in this recall. NHTSA reports state that these vehicles may have faulty battery terminals that cause an unexpected engine stall while the cars are in motion. Also, the defect may prevent an engine restart, increasing the risk of a car accident.
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A Nebraska-based meat packer is recalling more than 40,000 pounds of ground beef products that were shipped to institutions and distributors in California and other states over food poisoning concerns. According to an Associated Press news report, the meat, produced by Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. was also shipped to 15 other states. The U.S. Department of Agriculture conducted tests on samples, which detected the presence of the deadly E. coli bacteria in the ground beef products. Other states affected by this recall include Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
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The manufacturer of a defective child seat, which caused several skull fractures and head injuries among young children, has made no effort to improve their products or make them safer, according to consumer safety advocates. A Reuters report states that despite facing several lawsuits from parents of injured children, South Africa-based Bumbo has done little to reconfigure these seats or make them safer.
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Johnson & Johnson to Pay $10 Million to Settle Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit with Washington State
The America College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the American Urogynecologic Society have issued a joint Committee Opinion stating that there is an “urgent need” for the development of a national registry to track outcomes for all current and future patients who receive vaginal mesh implants. There have been serious concerns regarding the safety and efficacy of these synthetic mesh products that are placed vaginally to treat a condition known as pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Given the horrific side effects thousands of women are experiencing as a result of receiving these transvaginal mesh implants, these groups now recommend that use of these mesh implants should only be reserved for high-risk women “for whom the benefit may justify the risk.”
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Just a few days ago on November 23, 2011, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a final rule prohibiting interstate truck and bus drivers from using cell phones while operating their vehicles. “When drivers of large trucks, buses and hazardous materials take their eyes off the road for even a few seconds, the outcome can be deadly,” said Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. “I hope that this rule will save lives by helping commercial drivers stay laser-focused on safety at all times while behind the wheel.” Hopefully this new rule will cut down on truck accidents that are caused by drivers chatting on their mobile devices.
This new regulation does not allow commercial drivers to use a hand-held mobile telephone while operating a commercial truck or bus. Drivers who break this new law will face federal civil penalties of up to $2,750 for each offense. States will suspend a driver’s commercial driver’s license after two or more significant traffic violations. Commercial truck and bus companies that allow their drivers to use hand-held cell phones while driving will face a maximum penalty of $11,000. Approximately four million commercial drivers would be affected by this final rule.
This follows a 2010 resolution banning text messaging while driving a commercial truck or bus. Distracted driving has been proven to be just as dangerous, if not more, than drinking and driving. The statistics are horrifying and this is a wonderful new step in the right direction to protect people in California from truck accidents.
Truck accidents are a serious matter, and anyone involved in a truck accident who has sustained serious injuries in California should contact the California truck accident attorneys today. With a 97.5% success rate, Bisnar Chase has had much experience over 30 years of service helping victims of truck accidents regain justice and their livelihood. Call us today for a free consultation.
A California food company has issued a recall for 6,141 cartons of cilantro in seven states over food poisoning concerns. According to an Associated Press news report, Salinas-based Pacific Cilantro recalled the herbs in seven states after U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspectors found salmonella in a sampling of the products. So far, no illnesses or fatalities have been reported. The recall has been issued in seven states including California, Arizona, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Indiana, South Carolina and Missouri, as a precaution. Those who have these products in their homes are asked to return them. The herbs were grown by Salt River Farming in the Phoenix area.
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued an auto defect recall involving approximately 7,365 Nissan Rogue vehicles due to power steering issues. According to a report in Consumer News, the vehicle recall involves Rogue crossover vehicles manufactured from August 2010 to October 2010. The report states that the electric power steering circuit board was installed improperly. This manufacturing defect puts an additional strain on the circuit board, and could result in a sudden loss of power steering, if the board breaks.
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This holiday season, our team here at Bisnar Chase is proud to once again team up with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County in their endeavors. The last two days, our staff has helped give away hundreds of turkeys to needy families all over Orange County. Since donating a single dollar can provide three meals for an entire family, giving away a whole turkey will do wonders for these families as well.
We first teamed up with Second Harvest back in the Spring when we participated in one of their food banks in Santa Ana where thousands of pounds of fresh groceries were handed out to those in need in the community. With so many in need during these harsh economic times, it’s up to those that have more than they need to give back and help the communities in which we live. …Read the rest »
A new study recently revealed in the United Kingdom illustrates how nursing home centers are understaffed. In a 600 nurse survey, here are the following responses:
– Failure to respond and monitor oxygen levels and saturation – 131 cases
– The misidentification of a patient – 77 episodes
– Bedrail entrapment – 52 times
– Feeding tubes being misplaced – 50 cases
– Misadministration of insulin – 49 times
– Serious scalding – 8 times
This showcases not a small percent of error but a huge margin of neglect that is not really the fault of nurses and technicians at retirement home facilities but their understaffing and the large amount of pressure and stress they endure to properly take care of all the patients adequately. Nursing homes are trying to find more and more ways of saving money to put profits over patients and it shows.
Studies estimate that 6.6 million senior citizens will need nursing homes by 2050, which is over quadrupling the amount of patients currently in retirement homes across the United States. The statistics for nursing home violations are severe and preposterous. Nursing home neglect has become an epidemic and we need to improve and enforce nursing home safety and quality regulations in order to properly ensure the care and compassion that our elderly community desperately needs.
Sadly, neglect can oftentimes turn into abuse. One nurse surveyed stated, “when you’re pulling every way to care for patients, your patience and tolerance can be affected.” This shows how understaffing can get on the nerves of employees who may snap or be less than gracious after continued requests from our more vulnerable and needy elderly friends and family.
If you or someone you know has been involved in either nursing home neglect or nursing home abuse in a retirement home in California, contact a Orange County Nursing Home Lawyer for help bringing justice to your case.
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