A Delbarton driverwas killed in a wreck, according to the local police department. The wreck remains under investigation. The 72-year-old had unpaid citations and used a revoked license. He was driving when he veered from the highway. His car flipped several times and landed upside-down. “Some passersby saw the accident, and thought Mounts’ wife was in the car,” the police chief said. “They turned the car back over, but his wife was not in the vehicle.” He was immediately brought to a nearby hospital immediately, where he eventually succumbed to his injuries. The wreck is still under investigation, according to news reports. Results of a toxicology test are pending.
As an Alexandria car accident lawyer, I hope nobody else was adversely affected in this wreck, and my thoughts are with the family of the man involved in this crash. If you or a dear one were harmed in an auto accident caused by a negligent driver, discuss your claim with an Alexandria personal injury attorney who can evaluate your case, protect your legal rights, and discuss any questions you might have concerning the legal process. They can walk you through the steps associated with your claim and make sure you get the best possible results for your claim. You are more likely to get better results with an attorney on your side.
For the first time in years, the threat of mad cow has reared its head.
During routine testing, it was discovered that a cow in central California tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy, otherwise known as mad cow disease. The announcement was made by the chief veterinarian with the United States Department of Agriculture.
This would be the first time in six years that such an animal was found on United States soil. In 2003, a Canadian-born cow tested positive for the disease, and in the resulting frenzy, many nations stopped importing United States beef. The year after that case, exports of American beef dropped a stunning 82%, and companies like Tyson Foods and Cargill lost billions of dollars over a period of years. Japan and China have yet to remove certain restrictions on American beef products.
This latest infection is the first since March 2006. The USDA is taking pains to state that the animal was at no point intended for human consumption and that the animal’s body will be destroyed. The cow therefore has reportedly not posed a danger to the food supply. Officials are currently trying to determine how old the animal was and where it was born.
I know how serious a threat this is as a personal injury lawyer in Ventura. It’s absolutely vital that the mad cow outbreak be quarantined and properly investigated. I wish the USDA the best of luck in their efforts, and I hope as a Long Beach personal injury attorney that this is an isolated incident and that mad cow doesn’t wind up posing a widespread threat to consumer safety.
The Food and Drug Administration is coming down on those medical practices that they say are purchasing drugs from unlicensed and foreign suppliers.
The organization has said that they received information that suggests healthcare providers in a dozen states, including right here in California, are responsible for purchasing medications from foreign and unlicensed firms selling illegal prescriptions. As such, the FDA has sent a letter to the medical practitioners in question asking them to improve their safety standards by not purchasing from these suspect suppliers.
The FDA is also requesting that the doctors immediately cease giving the affected drugs to their patients, as doing so could be dangerous to a person’s health. There is the possibility that the compromised drugs are counterfeit, ineffective, contaminated or inadequately stored so as to prevent contamination. Any criminal activity suspected by a healthcare professional should be reported to the agency’s Office of Criminal Investigations.
There are a number of steps that healthcare providers can take to make sure their patients are safe from these dangerous drugs. The FDA advises reviewing safety practices and questioning offers from suppliers that the doctors do not have experience with and can’t be sure they can trust. They say that medications should only be purchased from United States licensed wholesale drug distributors and manufacturers.
As a personal injury attorney in Los Angeles, I’m glad to see the FDA do its part to keep consumers safe from improper business practices. Approval is a vital part of the regulatory process, and I hope as a San Diego personal injury lawyer that this notice can help keep people safe.
According to multiple news agencies, a woman was injured as a result of an accident that happened last Tuesday afternoon.
According to the California Highway Patrol’s officials, the woman was traveling on the northbound lanes of the National Trails Highway when her vehicle suddenly started to drift off to the right side of the road. At a given moment, the motorist attempted to control the vehicle and overcorrected, forcing her car to crash against a horse trailer that was traveling right before her down the road.
The accident took place on the National Trails Highway near the iron bridge over the Mojave River. It’s not yet known if the trailer driver was injured in this accident.
The extent of the injuries the woman suffered was not immediately available. At this moment, the California Highway Patrol is investigating this crash to identify promptly what factors may have caused this accident.
As a San Bruno personal injury lawyer, I’m glad that nobody was killed as a result of this crash. I’ve seen similar accidents in the past and too often drivers are not very lucky. I sincerely hope that the woman injured in this crash is being able to recover quickly and fully. My sympathy goes out to her. I encourage you as a driver to keep it in mind that drowsy driving can be fatal.
If you feel you’re too tired to drive, pull over at a safe spot and take a nap or ask for someone else to take over the driving for you.
Whenever you or a loved and dear family of your family is injured in an accident that was caused by a drowsy or distracted driver, you might want to think about consulting with a personal injury lawyer who is able to assess your case promptly. Do not delay.
The risks caused by driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol or distracted by text messaging were spelled out in high definition for students at Herkimer County Community College recently. An interactive presentation by the PEER Awareness group, a company specializing in creating informational entertainment projects with a focus on health and safety, included a simulator designed to recreate the experience of driving while sending text messages or driving after consuming multiple alcoholic beverages. The program’s representatives say that the dangers caused by texting while driving are comparable to those caused by a driver whose ability has been impaired by alcohol. Too many students, said a program representative die every year in accidents caused by distracted riving practices such as texting while behind the wheel.
The drunken driving simulator challenges students to complete a mock car trip while wearing goggles designed to simulate the vision impairment caused by consuming five alcoholic beverages within a four hour period.
As a Los Angeles car accident lawyer, I hope this effort and others like it help reduce the risks distracted and drunken drivers pose to motorists. If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident caused by an inattentive or impaired driver, please consider discussing your case with a personal injury attorney in Los Angeles.
A vehicular accident near the city of Pomona claimed a life yesterday afternoon.
The crash took place along the Orange Freeway, otherwise known as the 57. A Caltrans two axle dump truck was driving north along the highway at about 5 miles per hour in the number one lane. The vehicle was going this slow because it was assisting a sweeper detail in clearing various litter and road debris from the median between the two sides of the freeway. Officers in squad cars from the California Highway Patrol were in the area controlling traffic along the highway.
For some reason, a Toyota came careening down the road and crashed into the back of the dump truck on the righthand side. Because CHP officers were already on the scene assisting with traffic, they immediately set out to help the driver of the Toyota, who was unconscious. Neither they nor paramedics with the Los Angeles County Fire Department were able to resuscitate the man, and he passed away shortly after the crash.
Nobody else seems to have been injured in the crash, including the driver of the dump truck that was rear-ended by the Toyota.
In my position as an Oakland car accident lawyer, I advise everyone to constantly pay attention to what’s coming up ahead on the road. Good foresight can make a huge difference in a driver’s reaction time, and I hope as a personal injury attorney in Oakland that everyone takes as many precautions as they can to avoid a potentially devastating accident.
News agencies reported that a study conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine found that etanercept, the genetically engineered small-protein drug, meant to treat inflammation and pain in the lower back through spinal injections failed to measure up to the current standard care of steroid injections.
Etanercept, otherwise known as the brand name Enbrel, is a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitor commonly used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and various other autoimmune disorders. The medication blocks TNF, which causes inflammation. Though steroids are used to treat general inflammation, TNF inhibitors like etanercept are designed to target the molecules causing inflammation that results in sciatica and other pain conditions and prevent them from binding to the receptors in the central nervous system.
Associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Steven P. Cohen, MD, said, “People are desperate for a safer, more effective drug. This new treatment shows a lot of promise, but at least in the doses we gave it, the dose known to be safe, steroids still work better. And in those lower doses, etanercept may not be the drug everyone’s hoping it is. There’s still a lot more work to be done.”
As a Santa Monica shoulder pain doctor, I’m glad to see that research is continuing to develop treatments for chronic pain conditions to better treat patients and make future therapies better. If you suffer from chronic pain, it could be in your best interests to speak with a Santa Monica pain management doctor.
In a news statement, Hospira, Inc, in association with and in compliance with the rules and regulations of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), announced the voluntary safety recall of one lot of Morphine Sulfate Injection USP, 4 mg/mL, 1 mL fill in 2.5 mL Carpuject due to the syringes containing more fluid than the 1 mL fill volume on the label.
The recall affects all syringes of the aforementioned Morphine Sulfate Injection with the lot number 10830LL and expiration date April 1, 2013. The recalled injections were packaged in Slim-Pak tamper detection packages in boxes containing 10 Carpujects. This recall was initiated after the company learned that the syringes contained more medication than was listed on the label. This poses a significant hazard to patients because opioid pain medications like morphine could potentially result in life threatening situations if an inaccurate dose is administered. Symptoms of morphine overdose include respiratory depression, such as slowed breathing or suspension of breathing, and low blood pressure. The company has not received any reports of adverse health effects due to this recall and believes this to be an isolated event. The company is currently investigating the source of this recall event and plans to implement preventative actions.
Medical distributors, hospitals and clinics that may have received the affected lot are being asked to check their inventories and quarantine any packages of the recalled lot found.
As a Harrisburg personal injury lawyer, I have witnessed this type of safety recall many times in the past and understand the severe adverse health effects that can come of the use of a defective medical product. If you’ve fallen ill due to the use of a defective medical product, speak with a Lancaster personal injury lawyer.
Public Bikes, a company based out of San Francisco, has voluntarily issued a recall for more than 4,000 bicycles manufactured between 2010 and 2012. The recall was issued after it was found that the bikes’ pedals manufactured by the Taiwan-based Wellgo Pedals Corporation can crack or even break, thereby posing a possible injury risk to riders who then suddenly lose control of the bike. Although there have been no reported injuries as of yet, 24 complaints of breakage or cracking have been received by Public Bikes.
A total of 18 models are affected by this particular recall, which includes all those bikes equipped with Wellgo pedals. Therefore, consumers should be on the lookout for the word Wellgo on the top and bottom of the pedals. Owners of the bicycles that have the faulty pedals should return the item to a local Public Bikes store for free chrome-spindled replacement pedals.
The bikes were sold at 16 retail outlets across the country, including in San Francisco, the company’s home base. They were available until this past January. Starting in April 2010, customers were able to purchase the bicycles for $500 to $1,250.
As a San Diego personal injury lawyer, I’m sad to see a California company put out a product that puts consumers in danger. It just goes to show that any component can cause an injury. It’s my hope as a Bakersfield personal injury lawyer that all affected persons can get the issue fixed before it’s too late.
An accident that happened last Friday night claimed the life of a man who was 54-year-old at the time of the occurrence, according to several news agencies.
The California Highway Patrol has revealed that this accident took place on the Interstate 280 when a big rig overturned for unknown reasons. The authorities were forced to close the freeway until the vehicle was cleared from the roadway.
The official announcement released by the CHP shows that the driver was declared dead at the scene. A spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol says that the man was killed in the impact, since the vehicle hit several trees after rolling his vehicle over multiple times. The accident took place on the connector ramp between the westbound lanes of the Highway 92 and the northbound lanes of Interstate 280.
At this moment, the authorities are investigating this accident.
As a Newport Beach personal injury lawyer, I sincerely hope that the family and loved friends of the man killed in this accident are receiving all the attention and support they truly deserve in this moment of grief. My sympathy and condolences go out to them.
I urge drivers to stay extremely focused while traveling on a freeway. Pay attention to the traffic surrounding you and stay alert. Any Fresno personal injury lawyer can tell you that drowsy driving is just as dangerous as intoxicated driving. Be safe.