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NTSB Says Tesla Autopilot Defect Was a Factor in Culver City Crash

By Brian Chase on September 6, 2019 - No comments

Federal Investigators Say California Officials Failed to Repair Highway Barrier Prior to Fatal Tesla Crash

Federal Investigators Say California Officials Failed to Repair Highway Barrier Prior to Fatal Tesla Crash

A design defect in Tesla’s Autopilot was a critical factor in a crash that involved a Model S slamming into a fire truck along the 405 Freeway in Culver City in January 2018. According to a news report, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) also determined that the driver was overly reliant on the Autopilot feature and that the Autopilot’s design allowed him to disengage from driving. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

54 People Lost Their Lives in Los Angeles Hit and Run Crashes in 2018

By Brian Chase on September 6, 2019 - No comments

54 People Lost Their Lives in Los Angeles Hit and Run Crashes in 2018

54 People Lost Their Lives in Los Angeles Hit and Run Crashes in 2018

Los Angeles is not only notorious as the metropolis with the most crowded freeways, but also as the “hit-and-run capital” of the nation. According to a Curbed LA news report, the city saw 54 fatal hit-and-run crashes just last year. But, the report says what’s worse is that a vast majority of these cases don’t yield arrests and/or convictions. The article says there were more than 100,000 hit-and-run cases in the city of Los Angeles from 2014 to 2018. …Read the rest »

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

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

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

34 People Killed after Boat Catches Fire and Sinks Near Santa Cruz Island

By Brian Chase on September 5, 2019 - No comments

34 People Killed after Boat Catches Fire and Sinks Near Santa Cruz Island

34 People Killed after Boat Catches Fire and Sinks Near Santa Cruz Island

Thirty-four people have been presumed dead in a horrific Labor Day boat accident off Santa Cruz Island. According to news reports, so far, 33 bodies have been recovered. Crews were unable to recover the bodies for a long time because of unsafe conditions under the boat, which sank about 20 years off the island and in over 60 feet of water. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Boating Accident

Basketball Ball Player Files Lawsuit Claiming Injuries from Exploding Battery Ended His Career

By Brian Chase on September 5, 2019 - No comments

Basketball Ball Player Files Lawsuit Claiming Injuries from Exploding Battery Ended His Career

Basketball Ball Player Files Lawsuit Claiming Injuries from Exploding Battery Ended His Career

A man filed a personal injury lawsuit against LG claiming that injuries he suffered from an exploding phone battery have ended his basketball career. According to news reports, the man says he was holding an LG K20 Plus phone in his right hand in May 2019 when it suddenly exploded and caused serious and permanent injuries. He says he has suffered electrical burns, swelling of the muscles, nerve damage, chemical burns and an inability to fully extend his fingers. LG is investigating the incident, but has not determined what caused the explosion. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products

Comedian Kevin Hart Suffers Serious Spinal Injuries in Los Angeles Car Accident

By Brian Chase on September 5, 2019 - No comments

Comedian Kevin Hart Suffers Serious Spinal Injuries in Los Angeles Car Accident

Comedian Kevin Hart Suffers Serious Spinal Injuries in Los Angeles Car Accident

Comedian and actor Kevin Hart suffered serious injuries after his muscle car crashed on a mountainous Southern California roadway early morning on Sept. 1. According to a CBS news report, the Los Angeles County Fire Department released 911 recordings, which describe the moments after the serious injury crash. A California Highway Patrol collision report said Hart was a passenger in a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda that veered off Mulholland Highway and rolled down an embankment. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

New Study Shows Alcohol Has Been a Big Factor in E-Scooter Injuries

By Brian Chase on September 5, 2019 - No comments

New Study Shows Alcohol Has Been a Big Factor in E-Scooter Injuries

New Study Shows Alcohol Has Been a Big Factor in E-Scooter Injuries

Alcohol has become a major factor in the increase of electric scooter injuries as the popular motorized scooters surge in popularity, especially in cities, across the country. According to a Today.com news report, a new study published in Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open found that out of 103 patients who were treated at three trauma centers for e-scooter-related injuries, 79 percent were tested for alcohol. Roughly 48 percent of that group was found to have a blood-alcohol level of more than 0.08 percent, which is the legal limit for drivers in California and most other states. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products

Thousands of Pounds of Recalled Beef “Not Fit for Human Consumption”

By Brian Chase on September 5, 2019 - No comments

Thousands of Pounds of Recalled Beef "Not Fit for Human Consumption"

Thousands of Pounds of Recalled Beef "Not Fit for Human Consumption"

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a massive recall of about 24,428 pounds of raw beef products manufactured by Chino-based American Beef Packers, Inc. According to news reports, the USDA has deemed nearly 12 tons of raw meat “unfit for human consumption.” In order to be safe for human consumption under the law, all animal products must be inspected by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) for potential disease and contamination. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Food Poisoning

Two Los Angeles Women File Lawsuits Against Allergan Over Biocell Breast Implants Linked to Cancer

By Brian Chase on September 3, 2019 - 2 comments

Los Angeles Woman File Lawsuits Against Allergan Over Biocell Breast Implants Linked to Cancer

Los Angeles Woman File Lawsuits Against Allergan Over Biocell Breast Implants Linked to Cancer

Two women have filed lawsuits in Los Angeles against medical device maker Allergan over its Biocell textured breast implants that have been linked to cancer. According to an NBC Los Angeles news report, the complaints brought by Hilary Corts and Cari Dietzel allege that Allergan spent decades neglecting to properly advise consumers about the risks linked to the implants and concealed or misrepresented other dangers. Allergan has sold these implants all around the world and the products have been implanted in women both for cosmetic and reconstructive purposes. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products


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