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December 2013 Archives

California car accident leaves little girl dead

Most people spend Christmas Eve and Christmas day celebrating with family and friends. However, one California family lost something that gifts could never replace -- their 9-year-old daughter. A car accident resulted in injuries so severe that the young girl couldn't be saved.

California surgeon to face medical malpractice claim after botch?

Today, everyone wants to stay young and youthful. With so many plastic surgery options available, many people can achieve this goal, even into their elder years. Unfortunately, the world of plastic surgery has become riddled with skepticism as medical malpractice claims spark uncertainty into the eyes of many California residents. Recently, a California plastic surgeon has been punished after the state medical board deemed his actions negligent and inappropriate.

California deputy involved in car accident with fatalities

When one thinks of members of the local police force, the words "protect and serve" often come to mind. People count on police officers to protect the community and be safe in their actions while doing so. A recent car accident in California, involving a local sheriff's deputy, seemed to exhibit the exact opposite of what is expected of a police officer.

Product liability debate rages on over gas can explosions

California readers may be aware of the debate over the safety of the ubiquitous red plastic gas cans that we all use to fill our lawn equipment or refuel our recreational vehicles. Blitz USA is the primary manufacturer of these cans, and estimates suggest that the company controls as much as 75 percent of the market for this product. The cans can be purchased at a wide range of retailers across the nation, and are in the homes and garages of millions of Americans. They have also been the subject of a multitude of product liability lawsuits.

Nursing home neglect found in Orange County investigations

Entrusting a loved one to a nursing home or long-term facility often comes with a mix of emotions. While it can become increasingly wearisome to manage the care of an elderly family member, it can also be difficult to entrust them to strangers. A recent state audit has found that in-house investigations involving nursing home neglect in several counties, including Orange County, frequently disregard a full and proper investigation into the allegations.

Car accident after chase in California causes fatality

One of the worst phone calls or police visits a family can receive is the one informing them of the loss of a loved one. A family may have experienced that painful moment recently when a man died in a serious car accident in Long Beach, California. At this point, the names of both the driver and the deceased passenger have not been released.