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Fatal Train Accident Involving California Teenagers

Last week, two teenagers were involved in a serious train accident in Marysville, California, according to an article in the San Luis Obispo Tribune.  The transit accident resulted in the death of one of the teens, Mateus Moore, and serious injuries to the other, Mickayla Friend.  The young high school couple had been on…

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Inclement Weather and Southern California Bus Crashes

Four Major Bus Crashes in December Rainy weather in Southern California has made the highways slick and dangerous. Currently, four serious bus crashes have occurred on the California highways in the last month. Some commentators believe the rainy weather contributed significantly to the crashes. A tour bus on its way…

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Federal Safety Regulators Shut Down 52 Bus Companies

Bus accidents happen with some frequency in California, and such mass transit accidents can be especially dangerous. An article in the Huffington Post reported that federal bus safety regulators recently shut down 52 companies due to poor safety records and failures to meet certain standards. In southern California, buses are…

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New Research Shows Long-Term Effects of Brain Injuries

Medical research involving brain damage has increased dramatically in the past few years, and researchers have begun to learn more about the long-term effects of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Recent studies reported in U.S. News & World Report suggest that athletes and soldiers may be at even greater risk of…

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California Workers’ Comp Panel Rejects Brain Injury Claim

Over the last year, news about traumatic brain injuries and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) have been making news across the country. Back in October, we explained that California, through new legislation, would be taking steps to significantly limit the number of sports players who could file workers’ compensation claims in…

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Update: Toyota Fatal Acceleration Cases

You might remember a product liability case when talked about back in August concerning the fatal acceleration of a Toyota Camry. The victim, Noriko Uno, 66, died after her 2006 Toyota Camry suddenly accelerated to speeds of more than 100 miles per hour and struck a tree and a telephone…

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$9 Million UC Davis Medical Malpractice Settlement

A recent out-of-court medical malpractice settlement in Sacramento awarded the parents of Leah Gumb $9 million. Nearly two years ago, Leah Gumb suffered permanent brain damage after she was born at the UC Davis Medical Center, according to KTXL Sacramento. This case concerned a C-section that doctors failed to perform…

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$150 Million California Wrongful Death Verdict

Back in 2009, a tragic accident in Southern California killed three family members when their SUV crashed into the back of an illegally parked truck. The truck accident left two surviving children, then aged 11 and 9. The surviving daughter, Kylie, filed a wrongful death claim and the 13-year-old girl…

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Brain Injury Workers’ Comp Claims

Back in August, the Los Angeles Times published an article about professional athletes seeking medical care and financial damages through California’s workers’ compensation system. What for, you might wonder? In most cases, these players suffered multiple concussions and traumatic brain injuries. According to the newspaper, “brain trauma and other injuries…