Children and adults at several Los Angeles schools suffered injuries when a Delta flight bound for Shanghai experienced engine issues and dumped jet fuel on Jan. 14. According to an ABC News report, at least 60 people were being treated after the aircraft dumped fuel over the schools as it prepared for an emergency landing. Firefighters and paramedics evaluated the people, who were affected by the fuel dump after the incident. There were no hospital transports or evacuation orders for the area. Officials said Los Angeles County Fire had 44 patients and city fire officials had 16. …Read the rest »
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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.
America is fascinated and horrified by serial killers in equal measure. We want to know the details of every case and explore how a person could ever commit such atrocities.
Infamous serial killers have plagued communities across the world for more than 130 years. Some of these famous murderers are careless and slip up quickly, while others continue their murderous sprees for years before they are caught. A few of the worst serial killers have never been captured.
In this post, we reveal the top-40 most deadly and infamous serial killers, plus an extra 10 who nearly made the cut. Find out who they were, the details of their violent attacks, how they were caught, and what happened to them.
An Uber driver was arrested on suspicion of raping a female passenger who reportedly passed out in his car in Fontana on Jan. 12. According to a KTLA news report, the passenger requested an Uber ride after going drinking with friends in Ontario. The woman was picked up by 32-year-old Alonso Calle. Fontana police said the victim either fell asleep or passed out in the car and awoke to Calle having sex with her. …Read the rest »
A new study is showing that when it comes to boxing and mixed martial arts (MMA), the effects of traumatic brain injuries are different for younger, current fighters and older, retired fighters. The study, which was published in the Dec. 23 2019 online issue of the journal Neurology, looked into whether there is a safe level of exposure for these athletes when it comes to head trauma. …Read the rest »
Study Shows One in Two Homeless People May Have Experienced a Traumatic Brain Injury in Their Lifetime
A new study conducted by the University of British Columbia and published in The Lancet Public Health revealed that people who are homeless experience a disproportionately high lifetime prevalence of traumatic brain injuries. The meta-analysis examined 38 studies published between 1995 and 2018.
It’s the first type of analysis to examine the prevalence of brain injuries or head injuries in people who are in unstable housing situations. The results show that one in two or 53% of homeless people had suffered a brain injury and one in four (25%) have experienced a traumatic brain injury that is moderate or severe. …Read the rest »
A 23-year-old disabled woman has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court against rideshare company Lyft, alleging that her driver sexually assaulted her after she got a ride home from the grocery store. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the woman, identified as Cheyenne, said the driver assaulted her after she was taken home from a Ralph’s grocery store in La Brea. …Read the rest »
Deaths tied to traumatic brain injuries have risen amid higher rates of suicides and accidental falls in the United States. According to a report released by U.S. News, every year, millions of people are hospitalized or go to the emergency room for traumatic brain injuries, which are usually caused by violent blows to the head and can lead to death or disabilities. In 2017 alone, there were 61,131 TBI-related fatalities. Nearly half of these deaths were by suicide or homicide from 2015-2017, the study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated. …Read the rest »
The holiday shopping season is in full swing and just in time, Boston-based World Against Toys Causing Harm or W.A.T.C.H, has released it’s annual list of 10 worst toys of the year and here is a quick list:
- Nerf Ultra One: A blaster that fires projectiles up to 120 feet and has the potential for serious eye injuries.
- Spike the Fine Motor Hedgehog: This toy has hard plastics removable quills posing ingestion injuries and choking hazards.
- Bunchems Bunch ‘n Build: This toy also has plastic pieces that could cause choking.
- Yeti: This is a stuffed animal whose long hair could be pulled out and be ingested or cause aspiration.
- Nickelodeon Frozen Treats Slime: These look like ice cream, snow cone or smoothies, but they are not real food and should not be consumed. These substances could cause irritation injuries.
- Anstoy Electric Toy Gun: It’s a realistic-looking weapon that could put kids in dangerous situations.
- Diecast School Bus: The rubber tires on this toy bus are removable and could cause choking.
- Flybar Pogo Trick Board: The bouncing toy’s packaging doesn’t show all kids wearing helmets and none of them are wearing protective gear. This toy poses a danger of head injuries.
- Power Rangers Electronic Cheetah Claw: This toy poses the danger of eye or facial injuries.
- Viga Pull-Along Caterpillar: The 24-inch pull cord could potentially cause strangulation injuries.
Here are a few things to remember when you shop for kids’ toys this holiday season. First, be sure to read the label. Labels typically have important information about how to use the toy and the age groups for which that toy is most suited. Make sure all toys and their parts are larger than your child’s mouth to prevent choking. Avoid toys that shoot objects into the air. Do not buy toys that are loud enough to cause damage to your child’s hearing.
When you buy stuffed toys, make sure that they are well made. The parts should be on tight and seams and edges should be secure. Avoid toys that have small pellets or stuffing that could cause choking or suffocation if swallowed. Plastic toys should always be sturdy. Do not buy toys whose parts can break off easily. Avoid hobby kits and chemistry sets for any child who is under the age of 12. All electric toys should be “UL” approved as well.
Last but not least, check the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) website to see if the toys you plan to buy have been recalled for a safety defect. Do not buy any toy that has been recalled. If your child has been injured by a dangerous or defective toy, please contact an experienced product defect lawyer to explore your legal rights and options.
Jordan Simmons was injured and her Jack Russell terrier pug mix was killed in a dog attack as they walked on a regional trail in Graton in Sonoma County. According to a KRON news report, Simmons said two loose pit bulls approached them on the trail and appeared to be friendly at first, but their behavior changed quickly. Simmons scooped up her dog, Lucy, as the pit bulls circled, barked and nipped at them. …Read the rest »
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 »