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Orange County Wrongful Death Law Blog

Serious auto accident claims 2 in California

A recent tragedy on a local road has taken the life of one man and also that of an unborn baby. The serious auto accident in California occurred on Tuesday, Dec. 19 in the morning hours. Authorities are still investigating the accident, and local families are mourning their losses. 

The man who was killed, identified only as a 29-year-old man, was stopped at a stop sign when he moved into cross traffic. His vehicle was struck by another car, driven by a pregnant woman, who t-boned the vehicle. The man lost his life as a result of the impact. The woman was taken to the hospital where she later lost her baby. She is expected to recover from her injuries. 

Will new FDA process let a defective medical device slip through?

Changes are afoot at the Food and Drug Administration. In a move designed to speed more medical devices through to consumers, some are worried that dangerous products will be let out on to the market and cause injuries. A defective medical device can leave lasting scars or even result in a wrongful death, so many advocates in California and across the United States are calling for stronger regulations, not weaker ones. 

The new FDA policies are expected to go into effect early next year. Some medical devices may be available on the market even as product makers still gather safety evidence. This may result in products being tested on the public before they have been thoroughly tested scientifically. A process called the 501(k) allows device designers to have their products approved if they show the item to be substantially similar to other devices currently being sold. 

Man dies in car accident in California

A collision that left one man dead is one of at least two serious incidents recently reported. The car accident in California involved two cars with at least one victim who succumbed to his injuries. Details of the events were shared in a local newspaper. 

The man who has been identified as the victim in the crash is a 74-year-old man. He was driving a sports car that was struck in the late morning of Tuesday, Dec. 5. The other car involved in the incident that crashed into the man's car was being driven by an 18-year-old woman. 

Nursing home sued for wrongful death in hidden video incident

Each person deserves death with dignity. When a loved one is in the care of nursing home staff, families hope that they can trust the people in charge of preserving that dignity and offering aid when it is needed. One nursing home has faced a wrongful death suit in the aftermath of one man's death. Families of individuals in California nursing homes may wish to know more details about the case in order to help any person who has been harmed due to medial negligence. 

After fighting to have it suppressed, a video of the man's last hours was made available to news teams. The family had installed the hidden camera to monitor the treatment of their beloved relative. Video footage shows the man calling for help and nurses failing to help him as they laughed and chatted while he struggled to breathe. 

Suspected illegal racing leads to car accident in California

The apparent thrill of the race has ultimately ended the lives of two people, and possibly injured others. A car accident in Rancho Cordova was reported in the early morning hours of Nov. 19. Authorities are still investigating the details of the California crash, but an early news report made some important facts available. 

The accident occurred at approximately 2:20 a.m. The driver of one car involved in the accident was allegedly racing another vehicle. Some factor caused the driver of the car to lose control and cross over several lanes or traffic. 

California mom believes medical malpractice was cause of death

A family mourns the loss of their toddler due to a sudden illness. The California family was devastated to learn that the child died from what could have been an easily treatable ailment. The mother has gone on to say that she believes the death was a result of medical malpractice. 

The child woke up screaming and crying on the day of Oct. 30. She immediately tried to get the girl in to see her regular pediatrician, but the doctor was booked up. She was referred to another physician who diagnosed the girl with the flu and sent her back home. 

Serious auto accident kills beauty queen in California

An incident on the roadway has sadly ended in tragedy. Speed is the apparent cause of a crash that killed two people recently. The serious auto accident happened in California on Sunday, Nov. 5. 

Witnesses caught some of the aftermath of the crash on video. The driver of a lime green sports car was apparently speeding when he struck an anchor outside of a naval museum. People who saw the accident say that the car was traveling at 100 mph or more when the accident occurred. 

Allegedly undiagnosed fistula leads to wrongful death lawsuit

For many residents of California and across the nation, the thought of losing a loved one may be just as painful and frightening as the possibility of their own death. People everywhere rely on health care providers to keep family members and relatives as safe and healthy as possible. This, then, is only one reason why some individuals decide to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit when a family member dies due to a careless doctor's negligence.

In another state, the administrator of an estate has filed a lawsuit alleging wrongful death. The complaint was filed in a circuit court. It is alleged that the death of the estate holder was due to an undiagnosed atrial esophageal fistula.

Lack of awareness can lead to medical malpractice in California

Missing an important diagnosis can have devastating effects on a person's health. When a physician listens to the patient, understands all possible diagnoses and orders the proper tests it is less likely that the patient will fall victim to medical malpractice. One California man's experience in trying to get a diagnosis for valley fever caused him to take some extreme measures to get treatment. 

The man was prospecting for gold out of town in a high-density valley fever area. He had previously lived in Arizona and so he was familiar with the disease, which is caused by inhaling dirt in an infected area. When he told his doctors he believed that he was suffering from valley fever, they refused to test him and said that no one in Los Angeles gets this disease. 

Serious injuries for pair involved in California accident

Sadly, at least one more person has been killed on California roadways. A man and his female passenger were both hurt when their motorcycle crashed into the back of a car in Carlsbad. Little is known about the accident, aside from the serious injuries suffered by both individuals, but this recent news story continues to develop. 

The incident occurred on Friday, Oct. 13 in the California town. The new model motorcycle was traveling on Rancho Santa Fe road, in the area north of Camino de los Coches. For an unknown reason, the motorcycle struck the back of a car, which resulted in the injuries for the two motorcycle riders.