California Ranks Low Hospital Safety
Approximately two months ago, The Leapfrog Group released their biannual Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. This study uses a combination of surveys and an objective evaluation system to assign letter grades (A through F) to hospitals in every state and Washington, D.C. The evaluation system looks at rates of medical errors, including the rates at which...
Are you aware of the dangerous ingredients that your over-the-counter medications may contain? The warnings and side effects of dangerous pharmaceuticals and over the counter medication include possible liver damage and gastrointestinal bleeding, but certainly do not end there. Thankfully for unsuspecting consumers, hundreds of common over-the-counter painkiller remedies will be receiving changes to their labels...
In the confusion and mayhem following a serious car accident in Los Angeles, the last thing on many accident victims’ minds is protecting their legal rights. However, if you or your loved one intend to bring a personal injury claim against a negligent driver and recover financial damages for injuries suffered, it is important that...
Each year, thousands of children throughout the United States suffer serious burn injuries. Some of these tragic burn accidents occur due to a third party’s negligence or carelessness, and could have been prevented. If your child was a victim of a burn injury, speak to a skilled personal injury lawyer to discuss your child’s legal rights....
Car accidents happen with such regularity in Southern California that having recently witnessed or been involved in one isn’t surprising.  But California is not alone. A recent U.S. Census report shows that there were 10.9 million car accidents in the United States, resulting in between 32,000 and 34,000 deaths. If you suffered serious injuries in...
Accidents can happen at any time and at any place, even at work. If you were injured on the job or while performing work duties, it is crucial that you understand your legal rights and options. Safe Working Conditions In California, the California Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1973, every Los Angeles employer must...
People who are undergoing medical treatment are often in particularly vulnerable situations.  When a doctor fails to competently perform his or her medical duties, a medical malpractice case may arise. Medical malpractice lawsuits are a type of personal injury case that are often brought by patients who suffer some sort of harm or damage while undergoing...
Have you been involved in a car accident? Many Los Angeles drivers and their passengers assume that when a car accident happens, if they are injured, they will know right away. This is often not the case. Some serious injuries take longer to show up, but they are no less significant. For many other car...
What do you do when you’re in a car accident and then find out your insurance has lapsed? Is there any chance that your auto insurance company will be on your side and give you a ‘grace period’? Unlikely. According to the California DMV, “A lapse in car insurance coverage means you own a vehicle...
We all know of the hazards associated with texting while driving in California, but is texting while walking just as dangerous? are The answer, derived from a recent study, may surprise: The risk of injury when you are texting while walking is actually higher than the risk when you are texting and driving. Although injuries...
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