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Category: Personal Injury

Personal Injury - Bisnar Chase Blog

The field of Personal Injury expands to any injury suffered due to negligence and that could have been prevented. This includes car accidents, premises liability, dog bites, defective products, and more. Bisnar Chase provides information about personal injuries suffered specifically in Southern California so as to keep readers aware and up to date on the news of the community. If you have information or comments about the stories contained here please feel free to leave a comment.

California Man Sues Monsanto Over Roundup Weed Killer After Developing Cancer

By Brian Chase on November 8, 2019 - No comments

California Man Sues Monsanto Over Roundup Weed Killer After Developing Cancer

A Northern California man has filed a lawsuit against Monsanto (now owned by Bayer) alleging that the company has known for many years that glyphosate, the active ingredient in its Roundup weed killer, can cause cancer. According to a report in the Redding Record Searchlight, the plaintiff, Fred Pulice, found out in 2018 that he had developed cancer in his lymphatic system called non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Pulice has joined dozens of others in California and across the country suing Monsanto over Roundup. The lawsuit also names Orchard Supply Hardware as a defendant because Pulice purchased the product from the store. …Read the rest »

 

High School Sports Have High Concussion Rates

By Brian Chase on October 25, 2019 - No comments

High School Sports Have High Concussion Rates

If your child is in high school sports, you are probably concerned if he or she would be affected by concussions or traumatic brain injuries and how it might affect them. According to a new study, there is good and bad news. The rates of football practice concussions and recurrent concussions across all sports have gone down in recent years, the study published in the journal Pediatrics states. The bad news is that concussion rates have increased in football games. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Brain Injury

 

Players with CTE Doubled Risk of Brain Damage with Every 5.3 Years Playing Football

By Brian Chase on October 14, 2019 - No comments

Players with CTE Doubled Risk of Brain Damage with Every 5.3 Years Playing Football

A new study shows that former professional football players with chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE, a degenerative brain disease linked to repeated concussions, doubled their risk of developing the worst forms of the disease for every 5.3 years they played. According to a report in The New York Times, scientists have known that more years playing tackle football is associated with thinking and memory deficits later in life. This study builds on that research. But, for the first time, it calculated the number of years played with levels of measurable damage to the brain. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Brain Injury

 

Pastor Suffers Injuries After SoCal Edison Crane Collapses on Home

By Brian Chase on October 11, 2019 - No comments

Pastor Suffers Injuries After SoCal Edison Crane Collapses on Home

Pastor Carl Kromming of Long Beach suffered head injuries and broken ribs after a Southern California Edison fell over in a residential area of Long Beach the morning of Oct. 7. According to a CBS news report, officers responded to assist the fire department in the 300 block of 61st Street regarding reports of a fallen crane. Kromming was the only resident who suffered injuries. He was in his backyard underneath his carport when the crane collapsed. He told CBS he was putting gas in his generator because he has a son with cerebral palsy who requires medical equipment. …Read the rest »

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Delta Relaxes Rules on Emotional Support Animals, But Bans Pit Bulls

By Brian Chase on October 7, 2019 - No comments

Delta Relaxes Rules on Emotional Support Animals, But Bans Pit Bulls

Delta Airlines is revoking a year-old ban on bringing emotional support animals on flights longer than eight hours. However, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times, Delta will continue to ban pit bull dogs as on-board service or support animals, even though new federal guidelines forbid service animal limitations based on the types of dog breeds. The airline issued a statement saying that it is banning pit bulls out of concern for the safety of its passengers. Delta says it got reports of 40 aggressive animal behavior issues on its flights in 2018 although it did not say how many of those related to pit bulls. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

 

Boy Dies from Injuries Suffered in Violent Attack on Moreno Valley Middle School Campus

By Brian Chase on September 27, 2019 - No comments

Boy Dies from Injuries Suffered in Violent Attack on Moreno Valley Middle School Campus

A 13-year-old boy only identified as “Diego,” has died a week after suffering serious injuries in an on-campus attach by two other students at a Moreno Valley middle school. According to a KABC news report, the boy was pronounced clinically dead the evening of Sept. 24. Parents of at the school have demanded answers from the school’s administration following this fatal bullying incident. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

 

LA County to Settle with Family of Woman Mauled to Death by Pack of Dogs

By Brian Chase on September 13, 2019 - No comments

LA County to Settle with Family of Woman Mauled to Death by Pack of Dogs

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has approved a $1.1 million payout to the family of 63-year-old Pamela Devitt who was mauled to death by a pack of dogs while walking in the Littlerock area on May 9, 2013 as part of her exercise routine. According to an NBC Los Angeles news report, Devitt was attacked about one-eighth of a mile from where the dogs lived. She suffered about 200 puncture wounds and died from blood loss on the way to the hospital. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Dog Bites

 

One Brain Injury Could Increase the Risk of Dementia Later in Life

By Brian Chase on September 6, 2019 - No comments

One Brain Injury Could Increase the Risk of Dementia Later in Life

Even one brain injury could raise the risk of dementia decades later, according to a new study. An article in the Financial Times cites research from the Imperial College in London, which has found that a single serious head injury could lead to brain damage even if the patient makes a full recovery in the short term. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Brain Injury

 

Video of Girls Bullying Boy with Autism at Los Angeles Area High School Draws Outrage

By Brian Chase on September 6, 2019 - 1 comment

Video of Girls Bullying Boy with Autism at Los Angeles Area High School Draws Outrage

A video showing two girls bullying and hitting a boy with autism at a Rowland Heights high school has drawn outrage not only online, but also from community members. According to a KTLA news report, the video shows the distressed boy surrounded by a group of girls who laugh while hitting and pulling at him. The boy is seen in the video attempting to push and swat the girls away while crying. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

 

New Study Shows Unrestrained Dogs in Moving Vehicles Are Dangerous

By Brian Chase on September 3, 2019 - No comments

New Study Shows Unrestrained Dogs in Moving Vehicles Are Dangerous

A new study from Volvo Car USA and The Harris Poll is showing that allowing dogs to remain unrestrained in moving vehicles leads to dangerous driving behaviors, more time distracted and increases stress both on drivers and their dogs. According to a Forbes.com report, while pets are treated as essential members of the family that often accompany their owners on vacations and road trips, many pet owners are not keeping safety in mind when they drive with them. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Dog Bites

 



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