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March 2014 Archives

California families may have help for victims of truck accidents

Southbound I-5 in Orange County was shut down for several hours after a fatal accident claimed the life of one man. Although the driver that appears to have caused the accident was not severely injured, he reportedly caused significant damage to several vehicles and even sparked a fire. Truck accidents such as this can often cause serious and catastrophic damage. In this California wreck, that damage cost a man his life.

Hip replacement fingered as a serious defective medical device

Hip replacement can sometimes appear to be a relatively common surgical procedure. Although many California patients undergo an operation for such a replacement every year, some may still be unaware of a defective medical device that caused significant pain and injury to some who received it. DePuy -- a company owned by Johnson & Johnson -- has recently offered a settlement in a class-action lawsuit concerning the company's hip implant.

Nursing home neglect complaints closed early by health officials

Entrusting the care of a loved one to a nursing home can be a tremendously difficult decision for some people to make. It is generally expected that a parent or grandparent will be well-cared for to the best of a facility's ability, but sometimes issues of nursing home neglect or abuse arise. In these instances, some individuals choose to file a complaint with health officials. Recently, it was revealed that one California agency was closing down reports of abuse without adequately addressing the complaints.

Multi-vehicle car accident ends with 1 Marine killed

An unfortunate series of accidents may have been the cause of a U.S. Marine's death. A multi-vehicle car accident can be a frightening ordeal, but many may expect for injuries to occur when being struck rather than afterward. In this instance, California police are still investigating the exact cause of the Marine's death.