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Steroids May Help Prevent Pneumonia in Traumatic Brain Injury Patients

The fact that patients with a traumatic brain injury have a heightened risk of suffering pneumonia in the days following the injury, is not unknown to Los Angeles brain injury attorneys.  However, a new study indicates that steroid use can reduce the risk of pneumonia in hospitalized brain injury patients. The results of the study, which was conducted by French researchers, have been published in......
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Injuries from Chelation-Related Products under FDA Scanner

The Food and Drug Administration has warned companies that promote a controversial treatment for autism and other conditions, called Chelation.  The agency has already sent warning letters to several companies, cautioning them that the products that they promote are unapproved drugs and devices. Chelation is a highly controversial procedure that is currently being promoted to treat a number of conditions, ranging from autism to Alzheimer’s......
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Impact of Cultural Barriers on Food Safety Violations

Enforcing food safety rules can be challenging for cash-strapped health and safety agencies that struggle with resources.  It can be even more challenging when they’re dealing with establishment owners who don’t speak English, or follow different cultural beliefs.  Considering that California is home to thousands of ethnic restaurants from Mexican and Filipino to Greek and Lebanese, California food poisoning lawyers wonder if there is a......
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Number of Elder Abuse Lawsuits Drops Under Current California AG

Under the current Attorney General of California, there have been more dismissals of elder abuse lawsuits and a rollback of surprise inspections of elder care facilities.  It is a situation that should cause California elder abuse lawyers great concern because it directly impacts the safety of thousands of elderly residents in the nursing homes. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, a review of elder abuse......
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Are Accidental Fires Really an "Accident"?

Do the words that fire departments use when they describe a fire diminish the fact that fires are almost entirely preventable?  Are accidental fires really just an “accident”?  There are questions being posed by Fire Engineering, a website dedicated to firefighting and fire prevention education.  Some of the sentiments expressed in the article will be very interesting to California fire and explosion lawyers. Typically, when......
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How Health Fitness Centers Can Avoid Premises Liability Lawsuits

Recreational and health fitness centers like sports clubs are very successful in California. However, these facilities are not without their dangers and risks. Injury risks can lurk in the form of defective sports or gym equipment, slip and fall risks and other factors. Athletic Business has the following tips for owners and operators of sports and fitness centers to avoid liability. Your facility must be......
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Most Dangerous Roads in California Made Worse by Negligent Driving

The Scripps Howard News Service has compiled a list of the most dangerous roads in the country. The list is categorized by county, and is based on a survey of 562,712 fatal automobile accidents between 1994 and 2008. Auto accident lawyers in California will not be surprised to know that 50 percent of the list comprises of highways in California. The number one spot on......
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What You Should Know About Dog Attacks

With over 4.7 million fatal dog attacks and bites  being reported in the US every year, and California leading the way with the highest number of dog attack-related injuries, it’s time to put “man’s best friend” in a new perspective. That can seem hard to do in a canine crazy country like ours. Dog enthusiasts insist that there’s no such thing as a “dangerous dog,” and while it’s difficult......
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