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2011 | Page 2 of 4 | California Personal Injury Blog

Huntington Beach Dog Bite Lawyers

By Brian Chase on October 18, 2011 - No comments

Dog Bite Attorneys in Huntington BeachAlthough dog ownership hasn’t risen significantly, dog bites in Huntington Beach have risen dramatically. There’s no logical way to explain this phenomenon other than that as population grows and homes become more crowded, there’s more interaction between people and dogs. It might not seem like it happens very often, but there are about 4.7 million dog bites reported every year with many more going unreported.

There are certain breeds – Pit Bull and Rottweiler – that attack much more frequently than others, but many dog species have been known to attack and bite humans. The worst part of the attacks are the scarring they can leave.

A knife cut leaves a simple cut that can be stitched back together easily, but the ripping and tearing action of a dog bite can pull the skin apart and make it much more difficult to stitch up without leaving a scar. Depending on where the scar is, your dog bite case could be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Dog Bites

Are You A Victim of a Defective Drug? We Can Help.

By Brian Chase on October 14, 2011 - No comments

Defective Drug Lawyers in Orange CountyNothing is more unnerving than realizing that you have been the victim of a defective drug. That your symptoms are not really those of a cold or flu but are instead part of a bigger problem – the fact that you have ingested drugs that were not upheld to a standard of quality that would be expected from a major manufacturer.

There are many drug recalls every year due to pharmaceutical defects. In fact, as recently as 2009 drug recalls were up over 309 percent. These recalls occur because the pharmaceutical companies put profits above the people, rather than health of the people above profits. They care more about squeezing as much money out of a single drug rather than making sure that prescriptions are safe. Should these companies get away with it? Absolutely not.

If you have been the victim of a defective drug, it is imperative that you act immediately. And we can help. We can work with you to determine whether or not you have a case. We can help you figure out what the next step is in recovering damages that arise as a result of you taking a defective drug.

It is the responsibility of drug companies to ensure that the drugs they manufacture do not have any overages of substances, no defective reactions, and that they develop the highest quality drug possible. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Processes in manufacturing can go awry which leads to dangerous circumstances for consumers. Either way you end up getting the short end of the stick. Should the pharmaceutical companies be getting away with this? Absolutely not.

 That’s where we can help. If you’ve been the victim of a defective drug, help from highly rated pharmaceutical lawyers is available for your situation. Give us a call today so that we can go over your situation in further detail. Call us at 1-800-561-4887.

Posted in: Car Accidents

Anaheim Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help Your Case

By Brian Chase on October 3, 2011 - No comments

Anaheim Personal Injury LawyersIn the popular city of Anaheim, home to the Ducks and Angels, there are unfortunately various accidents that occur. Anaheim, located in Orange County California, has a city population of about 336,265, making it the most populated city in Orange County, and the 10th most-populated city in California. Accidents occur in many places from amusement park accidents that can occur at places like Disneyland with its fast rollercoaster rides, to the rise of truck, motorcycle, and car accidents on the busy streets of Anaheim going through the 5, 91, and 57 freeways. If you were injured in some capacity, it is essential to contact an Anaheim personal injury lawyer.

Just recently, a motorcyclist was critically injured in Anaheim on July 25th eastbound on the 91 Freeway near Gypsum Canyon Road. CHP official’s stated that the motorcyclist was actually dragged for about 30 feet on the freeway before help arrived and he was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. The statistics for accidents in Anaheim are less than perfect. 105 injuries involving solely motorcycles occurred in Anaheim in 2008, with three fatalities. 17 people died in motorcycle accidents as a whole. The statistics are even worse for car and truck accidents.

The truth is that most accidents are preventable, whether it is a motor vehicle accident, a dog bite, or a food poisoning injury. Proper care of our vehicles, food, and products, as well as an overall respect for life over profits is the only way to prevent further accidents that are injuring and killing citizens in our community. If in fact you or someone you love is injured, there is no reason to feel powerless and victimized when you can have an expert who cares show you the laws and help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact an Anaheim personal injury attorney if you need counsel in these situations.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

Romaine Lettuce Recalled for Listeria Contamination

By Brian Chase on September 30, 2011 - No comments

A California farm is voluntarily recalling bags of chopping romaine lettuce due to food poisoning concerns. According to an Associated Press news report, True Leaf Farms of Salinas is recalling 90 cartons of lettuce, which is believed to have been contaminated with listeria bacteria. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notified the company that a sample taken as part of a random check tested positive for listeria. The recall covers products with a “use by” date of September 29, 2011 and a bag and box code of “B256-46438-8.”

…Read the rest »

Bisnar Chase Joins OC Buddy Walk to Support Individuals with Down Syndrome

By Brian Chase on September 30, 2011 - No comments

This year Bisnar Chase is proud to announce their participation in Orange County Buddy Walk.  The walk is an annual event held by the Down Syndrome Association and proceeds will be used to help individuals with Down syndrome to reach his or her full potential.

When Bisnar Chase first became aware of the walk we immediately recognized our opportunity to help the more than 400,000 lives that are affected by this condition.  There is a great need for supporters like you and I and we believe that if everyone does their part this world and our community will be a much better place. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

Massive Birth Control Recall

By Brian Chase on September 23, 2011 - 1 comment

Are You at Risk?

Like most pharmaceuticals they have hard to pronounce names: Lo/Ovral, generic Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol. They all are designed to do one thing: stop pregnancy.

Last Tuesday, Pfizer, the manufacturer of all these contraceptive medications announced the recall of one million packets of birth control pills because there was some packaging error that rendered them useless as contraceptives. As can be imagined, confusion, panic and pregnancies are widely predicted. Hot on the heels of that has come a new term: “wrongful pregnancy”. These cases could amount to medical malpractice. It is one of the largest such recalls in history.

First Things First

The drug company issued the order after finding that some packages had too many active tablets, while others had too few.

First things first: Make sure you are actually taking the oral contraceptive that’s been recalled: Lo/Ovral-28 tablets and generic norgestrel and ethinyl estradiol tablets.

The affected packets have expiration dates between July 31, 2013 and March 31, 2014.

Still not sure? Call your pharmacist. He or she can help you ascertain whether your pill pack is affected.

Pfizer has recalled 14 lots of Lo/Ovral-28 tablets and 14 lots of generic Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol tablets. That’s one million doses. It was discovered that the pills were packed “wrongly.” The error showed that some packets had too many active tablets and some had less than the desired number. The use of packets with the wrong number of active tablets can lead to women becoming unwittingly pregnant. If you have been taking these defective pharmaceuticals and have an unwanted pregnancy, then it is in your best interest to contact a personal injury attorney as quickly as possible.

To its credit, Pfizer went out right away to address consumers directly through public media. It cautioned women to use alternate contraceptive methods because they were at greater risk of becoming pregnant.

Despite the quick address and a candid public announcement, the harm was already done. The pills had been sold and consumed. The question now is: Has anyone gotten pregnant because of an inadequate dose of the active contraceptive ingredient in the faulty packet?. And if anyone did, is there interest in pursuing a wrongful pregnancy charge? Additionally, what are the list of charges that can be brought against Pfizer and how much can be demanded in damages.

There is precedence: Similar cases have allowed people to sue for things like unwanted pregnancies after botched vasectomies in men. In the past, there has even been a case in which a woman successfully sued a pharmacist for a pregnancy that resulted from errors in filling the woman’s birth control prescriptions. A class action lawsuit could be in the making.

Consider: The cost of raising a child to age 18 in the US has been calculated to be $226,920. This does not even begin to address personal time, effort and sacrifice on the part of the mother.

Pfizer claimed that the ‘defective’ birth control pills posed “no health threat to women,” but people would not call an unplanned pregnancy a mere health threat, but a lot more than that. “It is truly a life changing situation.”, stated a very concerned John Bisnar, principle at Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys.

If you are currently on birth control pills, please check below from the FDA to see if your birth control pills are subject to the recall:

NDC

Product

Lot

Expiration

Configuration/Count

24090-801-84

LO/OVRAL 28

E15678

08/31/2013

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

LO/OVRAL 28

E15679

08/31/2013

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

LO/OVRAL 28

E15686

08/31/2013

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

LO/OVRAL 28

E15687

01/31/2014

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

LO/OVRAL 28

E15690

01/31/2014

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

LO/OVRAL 28

E15698

01/31/2014

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

LO/OVRAL 28

E15700

02/28/2014

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

LO/OVRAL 28

E80434

07/31/2013

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

LO/OVRAL 28

E80438

08/31/2013

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

LO/OVRAL 28

F36908

02/28/2014

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

LO/OVRAL 28

F36909

02/28/2014

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

LO/OVRAL 28

F43915

03/31/2014

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

LO/OVRAL 28

F43926

03/31/2014

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-801-84

LO/OVRAL 28

F43927

03/31/2014

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

E15677

08/31/2013

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

E15704

01/31/2014

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

E15706

01/31/2014

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

E80440

08/31/2013

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

F16388

01/31/2014

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

F16390

02/28/2014

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

F22132

02/28/2014

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

F31330

02/28/2014

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

F36911

03/31/2014

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

F36913

03/31/2014

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

F43924

03/31/2014

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

F43925

03/31/2014

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

F43934

03/31/2014

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

24090-961-84

Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

F53238

03/31/2014

6 Pilpacks of 28 tablets each

Half of the packets were from 14 lots of Lo/Ovral-28 tablets and the other half were 14 lots of generic Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol tablets. These recalled birth control pills were packaged in blister packs containing 21 active tablets and seven inactive tablets. They were manufactured by Pfizer and then sold under the Akrimax Pharmaceuticals brand. The recalled birth control pills were distributed to retail pharmacies, warehouses, and clinics around the United States.

It has been recommended that women must determine if they have the recalled birth control pills and then ensure they are not pregnant if signs or symptoms of pregnancy are showing. Women who have taken these recalled birth control pills should also contact their health care provider immediately and switch to a non-hormonal form of contraception. They also need to return the defective product to the pharmacy.

Do not assume that just because your pill brand has been recalled that you are pregnant. Don’t jump to conclusions and assume you need Plan B or the morning after pill, which works to prevent pregnancy within the window of 72 hours. You may not need it, so talk to your doctor.

It is recommended that you call your ob-gyn at once to make an appointment. Amongst other questions, your doctor will want to know your pill history, when your last period was and how you’re feeling.

If your doctor can’t see you right away for an exam, make an appointment and head to the drugstore to buy a pregnancy test.

If your result is negative, your doctor will likely tell you to come in for an exam and advise you to use condoms or another form of non-hormonal birth control until you start a new pack of prescribed pills.

If your pregnancy test comes back positive, it’s extra important that you make an appointment right away. But this time, you need to come to us – the personal injury attorneys at Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys.

Posted in: Defective Drugs

Santa Ana Truck Accidents

By Brian Chase on September 19, 2011 - No comments

Truck Accidents in Santa AnaSanta Ana commuters face a daily risk of injury from truck accidents along the 5 freeway and throughout the busy Orange County highway network. With an ever-growing population above 350,000, and a commute average of 27 minutes per working person, there is a constant threat of truck accidents looming, and the poor safety laws are not helping. Some hire a Santa Ana Truck Accident Attorney in order to help improve truck safety laws and get compensation for their saddening losses.

Though trucks represent just 3% of all registered vehicles, they are involved in 12% of all traffic deaths. The many reasons this is the case include the large mass of the truck, fatigued drivers, and faulty or unmaintained truck parts. In truck accidents, three quarters of fatalities occur to people in other vehicles, and usually the fault is traced back to trucking companies which overwork and underpay drivers, and do not maintain their vehicles as often as they should.

Driver fatigue is becoming the highest of concerns with truck drivers sometimes spending days at a time on the road using methamphetamines or popular energy beverages to stay awake. Studies show staying awake two days in a row and driving is similar to a .10% Blood Alcohol Level in the way it incapacitates you and your motor skills and reflexes.

Santa Ana, being on the border of Irvine, Orange, and the John Wayne Airport, is a port of trade and commerce and is considered the true downtown or urban center in Orange County. High traffic can be expected, but we can instate safer laws and practices to ensure that our families and friends can drive feeling safer and innocent lives do not have to be lost, especially if they are quite preventable.

If you or someone you love has been injured by a truck accident in Santa Ana, California, you can contact a Santa Ana Truck Accident Lawyer that has the expertise and track record to ensure you are compensated for your losses. There is also a courtroom located in Santa Ana at 700 Civic Center Drive West where you may be able to ascertain basic information for your case. You do not have to be alone, there are resources out there to help you.

Posted in: Car Accidents

California Dog Bite Facts

By Brian Chase on September 2, 2011 - No comments

pit bull

A dog can be a man’s best friend or worst nightmare. In California, people love their dogs. They dress them, take them to dog parks, and bring them along for short car rides to run errands. While these adorable animals may be great companions, we shouldn’t forget about their animal instincts. Dogs do bite and sometimes disfigure or even kill unsuspecting victims.

If you speak to a California dog bite lawyer, you will soon find out that when a dog bites a person the dog’s owner is negligent. In fact, when your dog bites and attacks another person they will usually receive a recovery from the owner’s homeowner insurance or renter’s insurance policy.

California is one of many states referred to as a “statutory strict liability state.” Because California is under this law, there are only two prerequisites for a claim to compensation. 1. The victim was bitten by the defendant’s dog and 2. the defendant owned the dog when the victim was bitten. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Dog Bites

Actos: Defective Diabetes Medication

By Brian Chase on August 19, 2011 - 1 comment

California Actos AttorneysThe defective diabetes medication and medical product nightmare Actos is causing more and more problems as the days go on. People everywhere are reporting serious complications and problems with the defective medication. One frightening statistic: In 2008, Actos was the tenth-best selling medication in the U.S. exceeding $2.4 billion. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products

Jenna Druck Foundation Aims to Help Those Who Have Lost

By Brian Chase on May 17, 2011 - No comments

October 4, 2009, was the worst day in the life of Vivian Capozza. That day, she lost her 17-year-old son Alex who died in a car accident. Losing a child is quite possibly the hardest loss anybody can experience. Her immeasurable pain and suffering are incomprehensible to those of us that have never gone through such an unimaginable tragedy. Two days after the accident, Dr. Ken Druck walked through her door and would forever change her life.

Druck, an expert in helping families who have lost a child and his staff helped Vivian through her bereavement and preached a mantra of – one breath, one step, one day at a time. Druck also founded the Jenna Druck Center to continue his practice of helping tragedy-stricken families. The center is fully funded by charitable donations, and just last week held their second ever fund raising event at the Pacific Athletic Club. Last year, the event helped to raise $40,000 for the Alex Capozza “Pay it Forward” Tribute Fund. …Read the rest »

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