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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.
Lawsuits filed in California are seeking potential class-action damages from Dow Chemical and its successor company over a widely-used bug killer that has been linked to brain damage in children.
According to a KTLA news report, chlorpyrifos is approved for use on more than 80 crops including oranges, berries, grapes, soybeans, almonds, and walnuts even though California banned sales of this pesticide last year and spraying of it this year.
Exposure to the chemical, either direct or secondhand, has the potential to cause serious issues, such as neurological damage. …Read the rest »
Fireworks are always an important part of Independence Day celebrations in the United States. While firework shows are ideally left to professionals, we know all too well that neighborhoods across Southern California will be setting off fireworks in backyards and streets on the Fourth of July and the days leading up to it.
Fireworks can be dangerous and cause serious injuries if proper care is not taken. This is why it is extremely important to take fireworks safety seriously during this time of the year. …Read the rest »
Kay Robertson, one of the stars of the TV show “Duck Dynasty,” was hospitalized after the family’s dog, Bobo, attacked her and bit off part of her lip.
According to a Fox news report, Robertson, 73, is said to be recuperating at home after the incident detailed by her husband Phil Robertson on his podcast titled “Unashamed.” The dog bite left Robertson with a serious wound that was bleeding heavily and required treatment. …Read the rest »
Los Angeles and California are high up on the U.S. Postal Service’s list of dog attacks on postal workers last year. According to a KTLA news report, the agency released the numbers this week, which show that Los Angeles is third on the list of 47 cities with 59 USPS employees being attacked by dogs in 2020.
California is consistently among the most dangerous states for dog bite injuries. It was first with 782 dog attacks last year, up from 777 in 2019. …Read the rest »
A new study has found that the risk of death after a traumatic brain injury is twice as high among people of color as it is among white people. According to a report on HealthDay, Oregon Health & Science University researchers looked at outcomes among more than 6,300 TBI patients treated at the university’s hospital between 2006 and 2017.
The overall death rate was 9.9%, but it was 14.6% among patients who identified as part of racial or ethnic minority groups. …Read the rest »
While some may believe vaping is a safer alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes, the latest research from Canada suggests it could raise the risk of developing asthma or even having asthma attacks for teens and adults. According to a HealthDay news report, the study’s authors said emerging research suggests that vaping may actually worsen preexisting health conditions such as asthma. …Read the rest »
While dog bite claims fell overall in the year of the coronavirus pandemic, the total cost of dog bite insurance claims spiked to new record levels. A new analysis of 2020 data from the Insurance Information Institute and State Farm showed the dramatic spike in dog bite claim costs.
According to the report, the number of dog bite and related injury claims in 2020 fell by 4.6% from the previous year – from 17,800 in 2019 to 16,990 in 2020. But the average claim cost soared, with dog bite insurance policies paying out more than $850 million in 2020. …Read the rest »
Rapper Chris Brown is facing a personal injury lawsuit from his housekeeper after his dog allegedly attacked her sister. According to People.com, the dog bite lawsuit, which was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, states that Patricia Avila and her sister, Maria, were cleaning Brown’s house on Dec. 12 when the dog attack occurred. Before that date, Brown’s dogs had been kept on another part of his property, where the housekeepers could not see or interact with them. …Read the rest »
A new study has found that women may have an increased chance of suffering from lasting physical and mental symptoms regarding head injuries. According to HealthDay News, a study of 2,000 concussion sufferers found that women were more likely than men to still have symptoms one year later. The problems included fuzzy memory and difficulty concentrating in addition to headaches, dizziness and fatigue. Women and men, however, showed similar recovery times after experiencing traumatic injuries to other parts of the body. …Read the rest »
Peloton has said that a child was fatally injured in an accident involving the company’s Tread Plus treadmill. According to a news report in USA Today, the incident was confirmed in a note from Peloton CEO John Foley, which was posted on the company’s website on March 18. Peloton said in a statement to USA Today that they would not share any additional information out of respect to the family and their privacy. …Read the rest »